Paperfigures

These figures are made from newspaper and masking tape: I crumple up the paper, press it into shape, wind tape around it and thus slowly build up and form bodies. The newsprint remains visible through the gaps and at times shines through the masking tape.

My focus is on the female body. I am interested in posture and movement, not just for themselves but as a way to manifest emotional states. Also ambiguous states of mind and body: the figures give a sense of inner strength as well as vulnerability, of pain as well as pleasure. They are beautiful to look at and at the same time disturbing; precise and delicate shapes combine with unrefined ones. It is small and intimate work, subtle, fragile and transient.