My work is motivated by the potential of different materials to leave traces behind. I follow organizing structures and relations, but also mechanisms of decomposition. The search itself is what drives me.

I’ve started my artistic path as a photographer, but I’ve long since given up the traditional photographic act for the use of existing materials and objects (X-rays, medical paper, maps) to create layered collages in different media.

I tend to work manually in traditional, even archaic, techniques such as cyanotype, engraving and collage. At the same time, I use advanced technologies such as scanning devices and digital processing. My work process has stations, each of which forming a base layer for the next one. The layers amass, sometimes for months and years. I create them in different media and go back and forth between them.

When I deal with instances of sickness, trauma and pain, I treat them as raw material. I am fascinated by them not only because they are linked to my biography, but also because they expose the human body to be a machine prone to malfunction and disruption. I am interested in disruption.

During the past year, I have been working under the influence of the figure and work of Elsa Lasker Schiller (1869-1945), a Jewish German artist and poet. In her work I find echoes of subjects and existential situations I explore in my art: pain and death, motherhood and orphanhood, domesticity, sexuality and gender fluidity.