"From the beginning my central interest lay on the human figure. And from ancient times it was the human
body to be the basis for all sculpturing. Even today along with all other
competing categories of the fine arts there is still room enough for concern with sculptures of
the human body.
Instead following the present trend of modern design I try to be true
to my own style, working mainly without any drawing plans. Usually I have the form
in my mind - or spontaneously decide it when starting a new artwork.
My sculptures until now have all been formed out of clay and then were given to the
craftsman to cast the bronze. I prefer working on female bodies because their soft
lines help me expressing harmony and closeness. When I work with a model the person serves only as an
introductory inspiration for the final work. My aim is the free form. So my sculptures are meant to have a universal
general identity, not represening the individual model.
My earlier works are very subdued, alive but withdrawn within themselves. In
the course of time they became more open, showing clear forcefulness, an
intensity of form but also a quiet poetry, calmness and harmony by their round
silhouettes and soft lines.
The smooth surface avoiding all work-traces should tempt the observer touching the strange medium of the statues, removing all reluctance to do so.
The hand should assist the eye to see." Cornelia Hammans