Finalist of the BKV Prize 2015

The series of works takes a look at the unstoppable intermixing of nature and culture and the artficial re-creation of both of them. The images of an idyllic world are reduced to a formula, the materials are mixed. They cover each other, interweaving also their properties into something that seems natural, although we can’t see beyond them. I am playing with a very obviously childish and cute esthetics in order to question our naivity in accepting that nature has become a consumable product itself that is well integrated in our economic beliefsystem – be it in natural resorts, organic products or the fact that food is part of the stock market.

With this work I have been selected finalist of the BKV Prize 2015. The collection was presented at the Gallery of the Bavarian Arts and Crafts Counsil in Munich September / October 2015 and will be shown as well at the IHM in Munich in February 2016.

Website BKV Prize 2015

Under the Sea, 2015, silver, cotton thread, rubberbands. Silver construction covered and connected by crochet, knotting techniques. Measures: ca. 50 x 4 cm

Necklace; In the Trees, 2015, brass, wood, cotton thread, rubberbands. Crochet and knotting techniques

Necklace; In the Trees, 2015, brass, wood, cotton thread, rubberbands. Crochet and knotting techniques

Necklace; On the Meadow, 2015, brass, german silver, cotton thread, rubberbands. Brass and german silver rings covered and connected by crochet, knotting techniques.

Necklace; On the Meadow, 2015, brass, german silver, cotton thread, rubberbands. Brass and german silver rings covered and connected by crochet, knotting techniques.

Photos by Sophie Beer.