I am truly inspired by the Dada art movement, which originated in my home country Switzerland, the thoughts of Surrealists as well as indigenous traditions, nature and life as experienced and observed. My work is often created by listening to the words of Canadian singer, song-writer, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen, and other poetic musicians. I live with my husband and artist Martin Guderna in Vancouver, Canada. I acknowledge that our atelier is located on the Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
My works are created by allowing to move the hand randomly across the paper, freed of rational control, by exploring the unknown to finally reveal an image of imagination. Automatism is my method to make visible. The essential formative process takes place below the level of consciousness which involves observation and meditation.
I’m stimulated by the works of Paul Klee, Jean Dubuffet, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson and Ladislav Guderna.