Sculpting to me is intricate, time-based work like sowing or welding.
My main medium of choice is multi-coloured nylon stockings through which I can define my sculptures as soft and frail beings with an anxious but sometimes menacing look; ambiguous creatures in a permanent state of change. Behind them lie stories of timeless human themes, such as guilt, shame, fear, vulnerability and an antagonism towards reality.
I wonder where these creatures originally come from and what moves them to get here into my world as beings that reveal themselves by the many changes they have undergone.
I like the touch of the seemingly nerveless nylon stockings, and I apply this fickle fabric meticulously, almost achingly, by stretching and stitching it in many layers over an ironwire construction, while exploring the memories that are implanted between all these layers. The nylon skin forms a partial barrier that allows light to pass through, but only to a certain level behind which the viewer cannot penetrate.
Claus-Pierre Leinenbach 2016