"Welt-Entrücken" is an expression I found in Richard Wagners Tristan and Isolde. I understand it as a state of being where you are not tied to the world anymore and find yourself in transcendence. It is one of the collages where I used vintage porn. I often use vintage porn photos and make them look very romantic in my collages."
The Taste of Silence
"Text and Image to express my first and only synesthetic experience."
Sweet and Enchanting
"A collage so sweet and delicate. Who would have thought that I used porn for it?"
"How can I best translate this title… freedomaddiction? Oh, how I love contradictions."
A Delicate Escape
"Another collage about the desire to be somewhere else, to be free."
"A minimal collage which reminds me of an hour glass."
"I studied psychology and am therefore often influenced by psychological questions. I like to add into my collages a few of my own words or short quotes from my favorite operas. I am particularly inspired by Wagner and Strauss and if you look carefully you will sometimes find direct references. Their music and stories strongly resonate with me and often translate into an urge to create art. Art is something I do when I feel this inner urge to do so, when my soul is burning and in need to transform a feeling, a conflict, or even a thought into something expressive, something more tangible.
Subjects of my collages are often conflicts or opposites which cause psychological tension. A recurring topic in my work is the concept of desire. Desire in general, how it feels like and what it does with us when we crave something or someone. But also conflicts like: What are we craving more, freedom or love? Soothing numbness or the intensity of feeling alive? Power or innocence? I hope that my collages can evoke a conflict - in the viewer as well as in me - while solving or soothing this conflict at the same time.
When I think about my working progress I find parallels to dreaming and dream interpretation. That is because, while making Collages I am dreaming, which means creating and experiencing on a very emotional level and at the same time I am interpreting what it is that I am perceiving and why."