Collages enables me to link random finds and thereby give them new meaning.
For me, making a collage is like drifting through what is already there, be it photos, pictures or something else. I find ideas in analogue and digital ways.
It is always exciting to discover connections that often appear unexpected but then in their interaction, in the best case, form a connection that looks as if it had always existed!
The resulting images almost always deal with the role of people in their social structure, with their desires, dreams and fears. I experience nature, flora and fauna as a strong means of artistic expression to make these themes visible and to reinforce them. For a while I've been using color pigments, preferably gold or blue. They give the pictures power, depth and dignity. For my collages I mainly use historical photos or pictures from old textbooks. The age of these templates gives them great expressiveness and timelessness.
Living in Hiddenhausen, Germany. I am a qualified social worker and work with children with social and emotional problems
In the summer of 2022, some of my works were shown in the open air exhibition: Kunst im Fluss in Schleiden Gemünd, Germany