Lace Works by April Dauscha
- Caroline Kurze
Artist April Dauscha uses the human body to investigate the ideas of morality, mourning and mortification. She creates intriguing artworks by wrapping her tongue, her mouth or her eyes in delicate lace works, exploring topics such as transformation, reconciliation and communication through dress.
She states: “My making focuses on feminine objects and materials. Lace, veils, undergarments and hair adornment speak not only of womanhood, but also of the duality of human nature. Lace speaks of purity and sexuality, it reveals and conceals, it is humble, yet gluttonous in its ornamental overindulgence; lace is the ultimate dichotomy. I use it as a potent symbol to represent the duality of body and soul, right and wrong, good and evil.”
All images © April Dauscha