Compelling themes of childhood compete for attention in my paintings. As adults, we look back nostalgically, yearning to recreate the sense of wonder and naiveté that is the province of youth. Yet darker, deeper undercurrents invade our experience, creating tensions between the hopes and dreams of a child and the reality of imperfections held in sacred family secrets shielded by almost impenetrable facades.
In a playful way I juxtapose memories from my Swiss childhood with quintessential Americana images evocative of the pop culture of the 1940s. My collage-like canvases set the stage for people to explore and resolve their own inner conflicts while searching for the lost innocence of childhood.
I am available for commission work.