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2019-2021


CARTASTAMINEA

The paper artworks I create are made of self-made dyed or bleached paper from various natural fibers like Kozo, Banana and Gampi fiber. The motif consists of inlays of handmade paper and/or different types of cotton or silk yarn. I call these delicate paper works ,CartaStaminea‘ (latin: carta - ,paper‘, stamineus - ,full of threads‘).
The motif is set with yarn following the drawn draft underneath the wet paper sheet. Finally the motif exists solely of yarn (and paper) inlays between two sheets of paper, it is inside the paper. These unique paper artworks are distinguished by their more or less transparent parts. The lines are yarn, and the filled areas are created by yarn strung together. I developed this special technique beginning in 2007 and continue to explore this method today.

INTENTION
My artistic work focuses on our conceptions of ,female‘ and ,feminine‘ aesthetics, both natural and artificially created. I started featuring women in my work very early. I‘m especially interested in the female body as a projection of desires but also as mother, as life-giving individual, character, and standards. Different female roles and varied appearance spectrums inspire my artwork.
In most of my colored graphic works, but also in the paper works in particular, I‘m concerned with fashion and design, implementation and concealment, and the covering and decoration of the body; all these ideas are associated with identity and gender issues- and constructs, as well as the sociocultural development of women in society.‘ 

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