SYBILLE HOTZ
"Sybille Hotz takes her first point of reference from medical textbooks and technical manuals, culling inspiration from schematic illustrations depicting the human body during illness or injury, technical representations of organs or simply the interior of the human form in a general sense. Hotz uses these images as raw material from which to devise her soft sculptures, or design patterns to be repeated as abstract embellishment. She often uses the form and shape of organs as an ornamental subject with which to decorate the exterior of the body, literally turning the human form inside out, exposing the materiality of the human essence, its frailty and flexibility. At times surprisingly explicit, Hotz’ work is never gory or macabre, but rather often expressed in a celebratory or playful spirit."

(Taken from ‘Contemporary Textiles’, black dog publishing)