Arabella Hilfiker uses drawing and printmaking to ask questions, and make observations concerning human relationships and communication. Her work experiments with medium and text, visually documenting metaphysical processes that occur in everyday life such as opinions, situations, thoughts and recurrences. Her images are often naïve and messy intentionally contradicting the labour-intensive nature of printmaking and alluding to her personal relationship with the subjects of her images.
This work was created during a four-week residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. The piece uses cartoons, analogies and text to create an abstract diagram talking about issues of anxiety. The Freudian analogy of the Horse and Rider drives the exploration of emotional and logical turbulences, experienced in an anxious state.