"In the textile work See me through (2023) the outlines of a woman are discernible, whose body seems to have been torn apart just below shoulder height–both parts are held together in a makeshift fashion by rough yel- low patches. The transparent chiffon fabrics used provide permeability and visibility to the layers and stitching.
As the artist says, “It’s about hurt and healing. The injury in me and the injury in my surroundings is the same. The same tear behind me goes through me. The tear is held together by me. The strings that hold the whole picture together also hold the tear together. The background could also be a close-up of the skin being torn.”
In her work, the artist repeatedly addresses experiences of healing, transformation and reconciliation with her own body in relation to white normativity. Her textile paintings, which unite different layers and embroidered “scars” through appliqué, offer poetic responses for possibilities of safety, other forms of knowledge and empowerment through participation in community."
Curatorial Text by Julie August and Katharina Koch for the exhibition Haut / Skin in Zentrum für aktuelle Kunst in Spring 2023