/pressure

Pressure/stress is something that most of us experience in one or the other form every day – time pressure, economic and social pressures, just to name a few.

It might seem that pressure or stress is mostly created by our demanding environment. But sometimes it is not clear if we create this pressure ourselves being guided by our values, e.g. of perfection, or if it is indeed imposed on us by external forces.

My work explores pressure issues in the process of creating the work with physical force on a rolling mill. The result is pressure inscribed into paper and metal.

What fascinates me in this work is how something, perceived as soft as paper can - under extreme pressure -  leave its traces on something perceived as hard as metal. Both leave equal traces in each other.

© 2013 by Anja Eichler