DESCRIPTIONI adore this feeling underwater of being submerged in an other universe, quiet, peaceful and intense, all senses are changed, all things look nearer and bigger.
A reminiscence about watching a jelly fish in the midst of nowhere. Sublime. In awe and wonder of life and the universe. And everything within. Feeling connected, humble and blessed. And then thinking of that Mantra: I am the universe.
This image is part of my Octopus Garden series,
my art activism series where I turn my grief about the loss of carl reefs into agency, imagining a life-sustaining future where plants contribute to a new form of underwater life.
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