Mothers und Daughters
The idea of the project was to portrait the relationship between mothers and daughters.
I started with a portrait of my childhood beside my mother.
While painting many of my questions about our relationship were answered and I felt some sort of freedom and then, I liked to look at the others.
Not everyone, whom I explained my project was enthusiastic about my intentions, only a few of my friends were ready to be portrayed.
So we had a photo-shooting; sitting about two hours with every willing mother and daughter, they were free to pose as they liked and I didn’t give any instructions. Afterwards, I chose the photo or photos which seemed to be authentic, so I used them as the draft for each painting.
After finishing every painting, we had a meeting with both; mother and daughter, and we discussed about the painting. I wanted to see, if they were agreeing with my understanding of their relationship.
Well, some were and a few were not!
The paintings are created between 2005 and 2008.