Over the years I have become more and more interested in photo-collages and photomontages and their potential for creating powerful spaces. The photo-collages are constructed out of a combination of pigment and gelatin silver prints, with imagery originating from various sources including the artist’s studio practice, and scans of wallpaper, paint and cardboard. These are combined with recent photographs of travels in Europe, the patriarchal home in Switzerland and other family artifacts.
The hand of the artist is up front and center across the Puppenhaus series – pencil marks, irregular cuts left exposed, paint, hanging strings, and individual elements attached in low relief, which together draw attention to the unusual focal planes, angles of view and shifts in scale. All of this combines perfectly with the seemingly whimsical narratives, that take the viewer on a journey through the artist’s fictionalized world. The use of self-portraiture prevails, linking this series back to a previous body of work.