- The artist's studio is a deserted island where all sorts of material drifts ashore from across the sea. The sea contains all art ever created - but loss, waves and currents have brought that which belonged together away from each other, and that which had no relationship, together. Some of it has sunk to the bottom and is forever gone. Another way to look at it: The gallery is the beach, the artwork is the driftwood. The contemplator considers the debris. So what is the meaning of this, she wonders..
oil on canvas and stretcher, staples, mountings, screws
x 120 x
oil on stretcher, glue, screws
140 x 120 x
Oil on stretcher, staples, mountings, screws
150 x 120 x
Oil on canvas and stretcher, staples
179 x 32 x
Sail Away (the Great Escape)
Oil on stretcher, canvas, staples, mountings, bolts, screws
194 x 170 x
Art history may be coined metaphorically as a kind of cultural driftwood passed onward to us, here in the shape of prefabricated materials meant for art-production, specifically painting. The idea of this allegory is to release the material both mentally and concrete from its apriori purpose, like driftwood of unknown origins, gently letting a process of associations and disassociations freely develop new constellations. The strictly limited material use (stretcher, canvas, oilpaint, staples, wire, mountings; a kind of make-it-yourself-painting-kit ) is contrasted by floating lyrical intentions, still somehow connected to the mythos of art.