Anatomy of melancholy 1 (2006-2015)

Mixed media

The transience of the human body through old age or illness is a further starting point. The fascination for anatomy and pathology goes back to childhood memories.

The artist embroiders old anatomical engravings on dresses tailored to her own figure. Such naive anatomical drawings, rendered in this way, convert the bizarre into a more touching and moving image.

She makes casts of faces, hands and feet of family members in clay, wax or plaster which also undergo a transformation. Through this metamorphosis a special relationship arises between the artist and the person whose body she is “borrowing” for her work.

In this way a personal anatomy is born. The anatomy of a family.