Born on April 5, 1959 in Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland
Lives and works in Munsingen/Bern, SwitzerlandPerceiving,
observing, discovering, researching, developing, expanding
and transforming - are the key words explaining my practice.
My main focus lies on transforming. In this process - where
destruction and creation become as one - materials are collected
and analysed; they get bent, broken, split and cut to become
new forms or are arranged in a different context.
The individual process can be long or short, free flowing
or troublesome, can be hard physical work and lead through
phases of chaos, disorientation and uncertainty - but it
has to be a new challenge every time, resulting in expanding
experiences and journeys of discovery. While I am interested
in all materials, it's wood in all its variations, conditions
and forms I usually prefer to work with. There is no inferior
wood, just different starting points and possibilities to
As the material itself shapes a process, so does each location
with its topography, its character and particularities as
well as atmosphere, available tools and working conditions.
Many interventions, installations and objects are site-specific,
rarely seen by the public. Some only last moments. Visual
documentation through photographs communicate the finished
work on site and often the process as well.