“Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us.” ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando
(Female)identity, how we fulfil different roles in our lives and how many versions of ourselves we can assume, are important topics in my work. In the theatre the reversal of roles happens with the help of costumes. I want to investigate how different roles take shape in real life. Drawing from my previous work as a stage and costume designer, textiles, masks, lightening and set design are major elements in my collages.
I create my digital collages similar to a construction of a theatrical scenery, using the method of combining different elements, stage curtains and coulisses and playing with depths and illusions.
The finished artworks are two-dimensional, but I always see a three-dimensional room as well, because I have this process in my head. Therefore, I see each digital collage as a little theatre production itself, telling a story and showing people in imaginary places.