I intuitively search for topics in which aspects of myself express themselves and show me who I am or want to be or a theme finds me.
This became very clear to me with the example of the mother-child portraits. I began to devote myself to this topic even before I knew that I would have a child myself. I assign these pictures to the small group of works of the so-called “appearances”, because they appear and disappear like people in my life. This also resulted in paintings that I never finished - as if my reflection would evaporate as a result of the intensive examination of myself. When my daughter was born, the topic of motherhood became central - not only because I had now become a mother, but also because I became aware of the inner abysses that arose in me from the loss of my own mother.
1. 38 x 33 cm, mixed media on canvas
2. 240 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas
3. 18 x 14 cm, mixed media on canvas panels
4. 100 x 80 cm, mixed media on canvas
5. 90 x 75 cm, mixed media on canvas