Over the years my aesthetic and artistic point of view has developed from egocentrism to my interest in others, real communication with the viewer /audience or 'co-worker'. The main theme of the project is our acceptance of fate, agreement to life, resignation of rebellion/struggling against adversities of life. The crocheting/handicrafts in my work mostly refers to woman's role in our society and stereotypes ascribed to womenhood.
Mary is crocheting - the performance accompaning the instalation of 10 garden dwarves, wearing crocheted slippers with pom-poms, as the sweet reminder of my childhood times. They 'came' from Nowa Sól - famous/well-known Polish dwarf-production-area and were presented for the first time in my anti-fables show in Wozownia Gallery, Toruń, 2005. The current project expands this '10 brothers story' into the world shaped by traditional forms of handiwork. The idea is to give each of them a leading motive/ main characteristic based on unpredictable daily happenings. Progressively I will be producing diaries for them, memorizing all important moments from their life.
At the moment I'm finishing a new helmet-cap for one of the dwarves. He 's had a small crash, had been knocked over by an accidental passer-by during my show. Called the Little Weakling (Słabeuszek) after that catastrophe, he's getting a protective helmet, knee-pads and elbow-pads to secure him from another gallery-visitor.
The last show was presented at Freies Museum Berlin in Dec. 2011. Luckyly after many years of … searching Papa-dwarf has been found. Yoopee!
Me and my 10 dwarves would be happy to collaborate with... any suggestions? ;-)