Since I started my career as an artist I have been inspired by geometric patterns, serial arrangements, the multiplicity of structures and dominance of special colour combinations which I find in nature and which are reflected in my pictorial themes. The structures and aesthetics of seriality serve me as a theme.
One time it’s the colour scheme of an orchid leaf that I bring into focus. Another time it’s the hairy pistil of a flower which fascinates me and which, taken out of its context, unfolds in its own hairy way in my transmission of the image. When painting the theme, I enlarge the pistil in an exemplary manner, intensify the colours and increase the contrasts.
Cornelia von Detten