Headstand

2016

Bronze, 95 × 163 × 95 cm

In this sculpture, I tried to capture the elusive moment that takes place in the life of every girl: the transformation of her body into a feminine body. The girl in the sculpture is standing on her head. Her legs are flailing in the air for support while her hair roots her into the ground.

For me, this work is a visualization of my own childhood, in which I could think upside down and thus question the laws of nature and physics. The girl in the sculpture functions as a sort of antithesis to the Kore (archaic Greek statues of adolescent figures) that stand almost motionless, with the exception of her rare smile.