DESCRIPTIONThis series is a tribute to my favorite author Joseph Campbell and his masks of god, reflecting about the veils of perception. Literally using a mask, I try to uncover the secrets behind all stardust. Or at least to evoke sublime beauty.
Plants serve as object of contemplation, as portals to eternity, as surface for reflection like in Indra’s net.
Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the grain structure of historical photo technics I use vellum to observe the disassociativ behaviour of petals and leaves: Impressive shadows and haptic details complement each other simultanously within the composition; shape and silhoutte; details and blur; surface, density and depth…
The translucency of the vellum provides more than one option of perception: It might act as a window to look through onto a reality or as a canvas itself, a screen for projections like the walls in Platon’s Cave Allegory.
The image titles are taken from asteroids’ names: they are literally stardust with view of earthrise, each one of them has a different perspective in terms of time and space, they all rotate around and are illuminated by the sun – just like us.
AUTHORI am a photo-based artist from Germany.
Inspired by the abundance of world’s rainforests and coral reefs, I aim to shine a light on the wonder of life, contemplating our relation to the world and hoping to foster a sense of humility and awe; aesthetic arrest. “I want to evoke a deep connection with nature and have a wish to protect and preserve it for future generations.“
Art is my way of detangling my thoughts, like Joseph Campbell once wrote. It is my living laboratory where I test all my ideas in a physical way.
I paint mostly with light.
I create photo based artworks in a wide range. From lens-based work to photograms, from digitally collaging to manufacturing cyanotypes.
I look for the exceptional in the ordinary and I try to make my subjective view of reality visible. I love to discover new techniques, to indulge in new ideas and to challenge myself with playful experiments.
I totally agree with Glenn Gloud:
"The purpose of art is the lifelong construction of a state of wonder."
I want to share joy and inspiration trying to create moments of nowness and oneness. Aestetic arrest.
And I believe deeply in the transformative power of art that touches the innermost of the beholder and reminds us of the infinity within us. I want to nourish that spiritual place inside the heart, evoking that deep connection with nature and the wish to protect and preserve it for future generations. I resonate deeply with Rachel Carson’s statement: Wonder and humility do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.
Born in 1974, I studied design had a career as an art director on a global scale for a number of years. Currently I reside with my husband and our 2 boys south of