Emptiness is the Beginning 

A white canvas, a space without furniture or at least an empty desk.
I can create only out of an emptiness, which I try to fill - with ideas, concepts, colours, words.
It is not the creative chaos that inspires or motivates me.
It is the absence.
Now there are the empty cans - latas - which I am filling. They are skin, frame, canvas for ideas, which I present like on small stages. Names, expressions, allusions create stories in the mind of every spectator, always different, connected with small elements and details, partly given due to the inscription of the can, as well as by added contents and words from my side.

All this is inseparately connected with me, my life and Portugal, the country which is my home right now. Which I am making my home, absorbing it, to fill the emptiness, as I always do, to be happy.

                                                                Antje Weber



collage, fish can
25x25 cm  2012