ARTIST STATEMENT: As a woman of the contemporary culture, I ask myself the reasons behind the obsessive-compulsive behaviors that surround the female gender, and use this self-referential experience as a departure point for my artistic practice. Concepts behind my work are born from a series of reflections about being a woman, based on everyday life and observations and concerns regarding the human body, perfection, age, maternity, home, as well as personal feelings like “love and lovelessness,” as they interlace with notes about personal experiences, daily acts, and traces of my memory.
The consolidation of a given work of mine consists usually of various phases: The body is a natural place where we engrave and keep our perceptions. A need of using a self-portrait and/or those of others near me, emerges and are developed in the media of photography and performance as usual initial vehicles of my creative process. From this media, work evolves into other media such as painting, drawing, etching and mixed media.
I talk about human condition—its fragility and simultaneous strength—and explore the possibilities of the body to reveal poetic feeling by means of the acceptance of vulnerability.