“My work is like music. You can enjoy it without being able to read the score.”— Jorinde Voigt
At the age of nine, Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt
first wrapped her fingers around the strings of a cello; after years of disciplined musical practice, her agile hands would become the makers of intricate drawings and collages, first conceived as a visual aid to study the fields of philosophy and literature.
“I felt the study of philosophy was limited by sentences,” she said
. “I knew how the musical score functioned, how its meant to be read. It wasn’t hard for me to exchange a note of music for an idea, situation, or action.” Today, Voigts maps and diagrams are layered with deeply considered structures and emotional meanings, gently enticing all who dare to de-code.