ARTIST STATEMENT – the topology of objects
Objects exist for decades, centuries or even millennia. Their functions transform over time from utilitarian to symbolic, from direct use by their owners to a ritual, indirect use. Despite their inanimate existence they stipulate a sense of space and time with their tactile and visual sensations. I am attracted to their quiet, flexible but robust presence. Objects are loaded with their stories and functions as well as the trace of hands that have touched them.
My work is the means to awake the viewers and wearer of the objects. It aims to make them conscious of their own bodies and the evanescence of time. The art object becomes a theater for the indelible physical and emotional memories of everyday. They are both sensual and peculiar. They suggest an experience of the body that is altered by the tactile and visual characteristics of the article.
Engaging craft as process is an important part of my work. Because craft and body beautification methods signify an obsession with ideal beauty, a human fantasy only objects are able to embody.