The works of Cecilie Westh depict the human character, how we stage-manage our lives and the emotions behind it all. They portray the masks we put on and take off in our effort to fit in – masks that can be interchanged to reflect who or what we aspire to be.
Cecilie Westh’s works reflect a woman’s view of herself. She turns her thoughts inside out. For instance – are we humans for sale? Not necessarily for money, but have we sold our souls to society and to the things that are expected of us and to the role we have taken upon ourselves to fulfill – or for various reasons have adopted – in our yearning for the easy life? And so what came first – the chicken or the egg, the hen, the surrogate mother or the housewife? A miracle, a life. She plays with horns and wings, good and evil, with a battle that is to be fought, perhaps just in our home or perhaps in our inner heart. She toys with universal ideas, situations that many of us recognize from real life and with familiar setups that we perhaps see in ourselves.
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