German artist Ingeborg Lüscher (born 1936 in Freiberg, DE) has consistently explored a wide array of media since the 60s. She often employs unconventional material of high symbolic value, hereby evoking the objects ability to retain memory and encapsulate history. An actress in her early career, Lüscher grew up in wartime Berlin where she attained early success as a performer. While filming in Prague in 1968 she experienced the… Read more
About the artwork
Since 2011, Ingeborg Lüscher has been producing photographs in and around her hometown in Ticino, Switzerland. She has taken these works through an extensive process of selection and modiﬁcation by which her motifs, images of lichens on stones, have become blurred and imprecise. By enlarging details of the image, the organic colony emerges as a picturesque whir underscoring the notion that the oldest organic microstructures also reflect macrocosmic reality. Lüscher relates her images of lichens to questions and observations of a scientific, as well as a metaphysical and spiritual nature.