\Anna OppermannEarly works07.06. - 07.09.2013
Anna Oppermann, *1940 in Eutin,
lived in Hamburg and Celle, Germany
Photo © Jens Ziehe
Text: Anna Oppermann, 1978
It started back then, in the mid-1960s, with the fact that at some point I experienced looking at an object – the intense observation of a plant, a deciduous leaf, either in a mirror or by drawing the leaf – as something quite wonderful.
This meditative condition, the experience of becoming one with an object, this is what I wanted to represent back then in order to preserve the memory of this pleasant condition and make it possible for other individuals to understand this experience, to enable them to have the same experience of pleasure. This was the garden of paradise referred to by Freud, in which human beings could take refuge in their imaginations, and it was naive in regard to how it was conveyed and realised.Read more