In the Character Cocoons series, Jan depicts the human figure in each unique 'umbrella' sculpture. The human figure mostly refers to the concepts of ‘human nature'; fame, glamour, power, sensuality, as well as vulnerability and failure, are part of all that. As such, human characteristics are the main ingredient in his works, appearing in various forms.
"I like to give the rather dreary datum of 'la condition humaine', a leading concept in my works - a somewhat relativizing humorous twist, or to turn it into an apparent unreality". - Jan Wisse