Anja Eichler, 2016, Germany


“The femme fragile” is an image of a woman that was especially popular at the end of the 19th century. The femme fragile attracts attention by her tender beauty. She is pure, weak, and needs male protection. In my work, i refer to this historic portrait as well as to asia where this image is still existent. However, looking fragile does not necessarily mean being fragile. Moreover, weakness might as well turn out to be strength if it helps control one’s environment.

Quail eggs, branch, oxidised silver, steel wire, 13×7×3,4cm