The mind is like a parachute it doesn't work unless its open Frank Zappa
I am an architect by training and a painter by choice. Probably the rigor of architecture, which I love, brought me to the freedom of painting. I paint what I see, not just objects or landscapes, but also feelings. Seeing is touching. As a painter I am like a shaman, midwife or nurse, I bring something to make the world a better place into being. A kind of intuitive understanding, a feeling, a sense of what is there before or beyond language. As Nietzsche says, we are at our most precise before we can put something into words. Paintings can be an experience of healing. A painting might bring joy, reflection or contemplation, a deeper understanding about what it is to be human. My paintings are about spaces and choices opening up. One of the quintessential aspects of being is freedom, is spaces opening up, a setting into relation. All being is relational. Part of this relational core of being is compassion and empathy. I hope that my paintings open up such a space of touching and being touched. In that sense they are quite emotional. My flesh is made of this world. (Merleau-Ponty) The touching and being touched happens in the light. Painting has an inner light, this light reverberates, moves, touches and returns to itself. Color is not color, it is a condition, every time anew and deeply subjective and personal. Color is light, is body. These paintings are corporeal and at the same time they are pure light. Moving between the too, at times more one that the other, there is a subtle tension, like in an opposite compositorum. These paintings are spaces to enter. In that sense they are perhaps architectural, in the sense that they are spatial and open. Potential, a promise.
I studied architecture and art at Columbia and Princeton Universities.. I have painted and drawn since a young girl. My paintings are exhibited mostly in Europe and the United States, although my influences are from all continents. I currently live a very pastoral life in a small town in the lake Constance region of Switzerland, where I also have my atelier. Next to the free works I also accept commission work.
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