CORNELIA HEdigER

PUPPENHAUs

2014 – ONGOING

The Puppenhaus series is inspired by the likes of Hannah Höch, John Heartfield and Grete Stern among others. The photographs are constructed out of a combination of pigment and gelatin silver prints, with imagery originating from various sources including the artist's studio practice, and scans of wallpaper, paint and cardboard. These are combined with recent photographs of travels in Europe, the patriarchal home in Switzerland and other family artifacts

The hand of the artist is up front and center across the series—pencil marks, irregular cuts left exposed, paint, hanging string, and individual elements attached in low relief, which together draw attention to the unusual focal planes, angles of view and shifts in scale. All of this combines perfectly with the seemingly whimsical narratives, that take the viewer on a journey through the artist's fictionalized world. 

The use of self-portraiture prevails, linking this series back to the Doppelgänger work. We see 'Cornelias' having tea, balancing cups, acting out in odd domestic spaces and going on journeys. 

 

ORIGINAL HANDMADE COLLAGES:

Image Sizes vary:

16.5'' x 16.5 x 1.5" to 20" x 20" x 1.5"

Edition: 2+1AP

Each handmade photo-collage, while editioned, is constructed with individual variation. Materials utilized are archival and include pigment prints, Grafix double tack, Liquitex professional acrylic paint, Arches watercolor paper, book-binding string, Carton d'art backing board.