Metamorphosis – Self-Portraits 2016
The artist appears naked before her viewers; she wears only a (fishing) net.
Pure, physical existence is shrouded by the net, which also holds the soul captive. This is a state that feels hard to bear, but is, at times, part of natural existence.
Creating the self-portrait, the artist began to consciously perceive the influence
of nature (including the moon) on her body. Accordingly, the photographs
were taken during particular lunar phases.
As opposed to the net, the robe made of feathers and the liberating posture represent the desire to be as light as a bird and to free oneself from all existential and spiritual constraints. This desire can be understood as a component of both human and animal instinct. The connection to the animal world is shown in the image through a wolf hide that lies on the floor.
The photographs are presented in an open white frame, whose backing
is a sheet of glass. Small pieces of synthetic material are glued to it, and the
corners of the photographs are pinned to them. All four photographs are
hung next to each other at eye level.
17 x 12 cm
Pigment Prints on Rice Paper