Doerte Weber
Doerte Weber


Artist Statement

My artistic journey is deeply influenced by the pioneering spirit of the Bauhaus women weavers. These remarkable individuals were autodidacts, unburdened by preconceived notions, and embraced free experimentation in their craft. Their unwavering commitment to learning through trial and error resonates with my own path as a predominantly self-taught artist.

My work revolves around the concept of discovering the subtle beauty concealed within our daily surroundings and transforming often-overlooked materials into expressions of art. In this process, I search to push the boundaries of the materials I am using which enables me to tell a story.

My works are infused with traditional weaving patterns, adding texture to their surfaces and evoking a sense of familiarity and connection to our shared history. These patterns serve as a bridge between the past and the present, reminding us of the enduring threads that tie us together.

The wellspring of my inspiration is vast and ever-evolving. It draws from my experiences while traveling, the dynamics of current events, and the intricate nuances of my immediate environment. I see my art as a way to capture a moment, to seize it and transform it through the medium of weaving and the power of human connection.

Ultimately, my goal is to create art that resonates on a profound emotional level. I aspire to kindle a sense of shared humanity in those who encounter my work, reminding us that we have more in common than what sets us apart. Through my art, I aim to inspire belief in the enduring, connective threads that bind us together, even in our increasingly complex and divided world.