Mechtild Born

Mechtild Born, born in Münster, Germany in 1941, describes herself as a self-taught artist. This puts her in the same league as many well-known artists who also found their way to sculpture late in life.

Mechtild Born models her works from the inside out. Unlike others, she does not take away the modelling clay, but adds it on top of each other, talks with it and breathes artistic life into the sculptures. That is her secret! This is how lively-looking creatures are created with body and soul: poseable, sociable and playful at the same time.

"My aim is not the ultimate subtlety of a representation that is as realistic as possible, but the form that leaves room for the viewer's imagination." (Mechtild Born)

Mechtild Born enjoys a high reputation as an animal sculptor. This is proven by her works for the World Wildlife Fund. Her sculptures have been exhibited alongside works by Emil Schumacher, Markus Lüpertz and Klaus Staeck.

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