In my work, I strive to show consideration for the world we live in and rely on. I recycle materials and ideas, extract value and create new from the old – breathing new life into second-hand stuff and hand-me-downs. Old paper, old cards, knickknacks, items that I have found and gifts I have been given are transformed into new experimental works. Some objects live on as they are, while others are colored and altered with gouache, watercolor, Indian ink and crayon. Sometimes, though, pen and paper are enough to capture the motif and make the work come alive.
I enjoy observing and working with different life forms, ways of life, houses and dwellings, environments, nature, and humans in harmony or in discord. I portray personalities and differences, and I am very concerned with the individual’s right to be him- or herself. I place special emphasis on the role of women in society, throughout history and in contemporary life, and the woman as muse and aesthetic object.
I love to use my hands and to sense and explore the many materials, techniques and colors that I employ in my work. I strive to use materials that are produced in as climate friendly and sustainable a manner as possible, without compromising on quality.
I work figuratively in the creation of artworks, prints and collages, and I have a special predilection for portraiture. I primarily create all illustrations by hand and edit using Photoshop.
”I love to use my hands and to sense and explore the many materials,
techniques and colors that I employ in my work.”