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Statement

The need to create something is an integral part of our nature.

The human has been doing this for centuries and is characterized by always something useful, something new, or something everyday to produce.

Art quilts are contemporary documents of culture and reflect the history and expression of the artistic, emotional and spiritual values ​​of our society.

For centuries, fabrics have been made into useful and warming blankets, treated as works of art and handed down through generations of events such as weddings, birthdays and festivities.

The origin and age of a quilt can today usually be identified and determined according to the materials used, their sampling, their material quality, any existing print and its processing mechanisms.

We experience creativity in the product, exploring it in simplicity, and then expressing what we seek in beauty, perfection or constancy.

We also find creativity in spirituality, the eternal search for the meaning of our being and in the steadfastness of our changeable, global environment.

We use creativity daily in the performance of our work and in the use of our intellect.

Respectable solutions and ways of doing things are trained again and again.

Context

I mainly work with textile materials, changing their shape and color. Based on the traditional creation of a quilt.  I enjoy combining symbolism and values ​​as well as the facts of everyday life according in the craft work.

Unconventionally and spontaneously, I transform my ideas into color and shapes, usually creating some series of works in the same workflow.

For example, the quilt "Es isch immer  eso  gsy" is an interpretation of the Solothurn song.

The chanson with its seven stanzas strikes the inhabitants of the city of Solothurn and ends always with the same refrain!

Originally created during the Second World War on the occasion of a Carnival as a verse, it is still considered today as the traditional Solothurn song commonly.

Colors and shapes correspond to the city and the impressions of everyday life.