In my work, I explore both the lack of harmony between human beings and nature and our
inability to achieve a unity with the natural world. I strive to uncover hidden worlds in which
harmony can exist and heal. In many of my works, children, who represent vulnerability, are
placed in a diaphanous universe of potential solutions and revived through a new and intimate,
perhaps mystical, reconnection to nature. Recently I’ve been interested in landscapes that present the interzone between urban and rural spaces. These places function as a refuge or escape, where wilderness is enshrined but traces of humans are evident. I view them as spaces of emotion, memory, and solitude, and where reality conjures illusion. The work invites us to journey into this unknown, undefined place of possibility, mystery, and beauty, where we find moments of clarity and introspection, and where we may even find answers about our own identity and how we experience ourselves in the world.
Sibylle Peretti lives and works in Cologne, Germany and New Orleans. She received an MFA in sculpture and painting from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and studied glassmaking and design at Glasfachschule Zwiesel, Germany. She is the recipient of numerous awards including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the United States Artists Friends Fellowship in 2012. Her work can be found in collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, Munich; and GlazenHuis, Lommel, Belgium.