Growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, as the daughter of Holocaust survivors, I learned to mistrust authority and question official doctrines. The current political landscape with the erosion of civil liberties, the misinformation fed to us by our leaders and the manipulation of facts by the media has motivated me to refocus my artistic concerns from exploring my personal history, albeit political, to taking a direct stance on contemporary politics.
I use media, especially the newspaper, as my primary source material. The images and text fragments are processed in a way that parallels political maneuvering (deal making). My work is tactile. Layers of inky marks form the images. The inherent messiness references political corruption, loss of innocence, and encapsulates a specific moment in time. History defines us. History haunts us.
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