Cornelia Theimer Gardella

My studio is my home base, the place I return to from my travels.

What I do in one sentence: I make work that explores the interaction of space and place, closeness and distance, the familiar and the unknown.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: To me, being an artist is a proper job.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: I would like to be able to focus on a series of large-scale tapestries. Weaving is a very slow process and it is difficult for me to put all other ideas on hold to find the time for larger pieces.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): I particularly follow the work of artists, writers and architects who in some way focus on landscape/place/materials. Among them are Ronald Rael, D.Y. Begay, Robert Irwin, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Long, Amy Tavern, Rebecca Salter, and William Lamson.

I am afraid of: I try not to be afraid of anything by facing my fears whenever they come up.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I would like to be buried in nature and don’t feel the need to have a tombstone.