Intrigued by objects evoking fear and admiration, Lena D’Hoore fearlessly explores her subconscious, using their tension to light her creative path. With a unique visual language, she unveils hidden beauty from within.
The unconscious mind can be a dark place. Lena D’Hoore embraced her own irrational fears and let it guide her though this journey. Fascinated by different objects, she feared and admired at the same time, she searched for a better understanding of the hidden beauty that revealed itself in front of her eyes. Well aware of the power of the imagination that comes along with the fear, she tried to translate this personal feeling into her own visual language.
Through different techniques she searched for a way to build images that capture the feeling of the overwhelming fascination that she experiences in presence of these objects. By blowing up the micro images that she created, she found a new dimension that reflects this crushing feeling of fear and admiration that is beyond her control. In collaboration with the textile industry Lena could expand her knowledge of the professional field and work a bigger scale while preserving the smaller details in her work. The objects she collected inspired her in an indirect manner to create her own patterns. The resulting images guided her towards the materialisation and/ or function of each piece in this collection.