A blog giving an inside in the making of a large piece for the Broomhill Sculpture Garden. About finding objects, drawing, model making, material, trials and errors, and hopefully many happy accidents.
In my work, I explore the profound interdependence of all living things, revealing the vitality of an animistic, spiritually-charged parallel world.
My practice encompasses large-scale drawings, photos, metal and bone structures as well as cast sculptures in bronze, Jesmonite and glass. The starting point of new work are natural material, abandoned manmade objects and historic tools. Removed from their original context, they become loaded with history, meaning and imagination.
The female and male figure, mammals, insects and hybrids, form the centre of my imagery. I draw on a diverse range of artistic and scientific sources from Norse mythology and the Fertility Cult of the Indus Valley to anthropological studies of sacred objects. The resulting body of work weaves a distinctly personal tale related to the landscape where I grew up. My work is about archaism, the paradox of apparent simplicity and underlying complexity. I want my sculptures to convey a vibrating force in their totemic stillness. Their disturbing beauty create a feeling of ambiguity and challenge, unsettling our perception of the order of the world.
The German-born artist had a career in publishing, communications and interior design before graduating with a diploma in Figurative Sculpture from Heatherley School of Fine Art in 2012. She was awarded the Heatherley Sculpture Prize in the same year. Recent exhibitions include London-Berlin : Contemporary Art by Women at the German Embassy, London 2015.