In 1981 I started to create covers form an aesthetic point based on the principles of “preservation” or save-keeping in references to the cultural heritage, tradition and the world of housewife.
Using a variety of different materials I create “protectors” rich with symbolism and associations. I invite the people to reflect on concepts of functionnality and beauty. Thus, the ordinary forbidden or hidden from our sight provokes a feeling of curiosity through which the objects gain in value, eroticism and charm.
Many objects are created with humor and irony, but if I am reflecting the big problems, there is no place for joy. For example my covers for women between the dictates of mantling and divestment, where the humor is rather fading away.
Text by Nina Krüger Schmale