Meandmyhands-Visual Art by Katharina Forster

QUEER BOUQUET 2013 teabags wire wool

VULNERABILITY  the works shown here are all in one way or another made from teabags

Where necessary other objects and materials were added

HIVE I&II 2012  teabags   chicken wire artificial hair/ found wood

RENAISSANCE  2016   teabags  lace  5x20x1 cm

STATISTICS  2011 teabags fire emergency boxes glue

IT'S GOOD IT'S BEAUTIFUL IT'S TRUE  2012  (part and detailed view of triptych) razor wire  teabag  artificial hair 

PULLING   2011  artificial hair   found wood    gold spray   hair clip 

FASHION 2016-2017 ongoing series   teabags  clothing label/lace 4x4x1cm

SWALLOWED  2011  teabags  thread  tealeaves  razor wire washing pag 

Teabags have been part of my work since 2010, where I used them to convey a work dealing with rape and resulting pregnancy. I am intrigued by their fragility and the aspect of them being `used ́. In combination with wire I play with violence, harshness, masculinity (opponent qualities) and the concept of boarders and security.

Overstepping boundaries has been a topic for me and my current work conveys aspects of such in very different ways. Abuse or misuse are both ways of ignoring the integrity of the Other; humans, animals, the planet, be the abuse obviously or disguised.