/artist statement

"A rockpile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single person contemplates it, bearing within him or her the image of a cathedral."

                                                           Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Our view on a pile of stones can change when we shift our perspective. If this happens, also our relationship to this pile of stones changes.

This also applies to all other relationships that we have - to other people, living beings, objects, routines, to our everyday life, to ourselves.

In my work, I pursue these aspects of the relationship(s), their re-flection and trans-formation.

I create objects, many of them made of everyday objects and in 'handy' sizes. Often, they are related to the body and that's why I call them 'body objects'. You can pin them to your cloths, you can pocket them or even hide them. The variety of options fascinates me.

In addition to body objects, my work also results in other media: drawings, prints, photos or photo collages.

 

The means that I use, depend on the topics that inspire me. The processes I use to make my works play an important role in my creations since they are ‘imprinted’ in the pieces.

© 2013-2020 by Anja Eichler - Berlin