Patricia Dreyfus is a sculptor and illustrator. She forms heads from various materials, sometimes several in one day. They fit in one hand and bear individual features, but are not portraits. Patricia Dreyfus describes them as ghosts or her companions. She has had some of the heads enlarged and cast in bronze. In the drawings and embroideries she spontaneously records her feelings, which react to current events or process personal memories. In doing so, she does not make dogmatic statements, but reflects in a very personal way the often painful experiences of women, especially in connection with their role as mothers.Read More
"Similar to Louise Bourgeois in Umbilical Cord (2002), the ability to give life, and the strong physical connection to people that is indispensable to it, is a lifelong expression of constant vulnerability at the same time." (Quote from the introduction to the exhibition by Harald Theiss, curator).
Text courtesy Galerie Albrecht.