Elfi Voermans

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
2020
Performance | Digital photography
Borders of nature
2019
Ceramic | Embroidery | Dead flowers | Insects
Out of the Little Box
2018
Smyrna knotted
30 x 160 x 140 cm

I see myself as a ’ruler’ over my own art, ideas and views: as an ancient ‘Goddess’ of a kingdom yet to be developed. I reveal themes as fear, decay, sexuality, religion, death and destruction, which play an important role in my research into ‘identity’. By using myself as the subject, I translate my own experiences in society by breaking taboos, enlarging clichés between man and woman, and how people relate to nature in this day and age.

Archetypes, ancient cultures, historical figures and symbols serve as a guide for creating my own universe.

I remove objects from their original meaning, and view existing symbolisms from a different perspective. My works often consist of performance, separate elements, different techniques and media that together form an installation. I would like to give the spectator the feeling that they are entering my personal space.

www.11i.nl
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
2020
Performance | Digital photography
Borders of nature
2019
Ceramic | Embroidery | Dead flowers | Insects
Out of the Little Box
2018
Smyrna knotted
30 x 160 x 140 cm