Monika Pichler  

to the work of the artist

By Paolo Bianchi
Sitting on the back of an elephant and observing poor, wild India with pitying amusement as a discerning white man exemplifies the wonderful amazement of a European. Those who wish to not only see, but also comprehend will not be able to avoid a deeper study of foreign cultures. The more one knows, the more one sees. Those who know, are more perceptive. (more...)

By Vera Rathemböck
A "chamber journey", in other words traveling in one's own mind with a book in hand, was the recommendation given to women in the 19th century with a yearning for faraway places. The textile artist Monika Pichler has also dealt with "chamber journeys", and she has found a medium rich in symbolic and creative possibilities in the form of the "carpet". (more...)

By Paolo Bianchi
"Hanging on the tree, the walnut is enclosed in a fleshy green hull that bursts when it falls from the tree," noted Monika Pichler. The walnut is a drupe. In literature the nut/walnut/almond is used as a symbol for the human being. (more...)

By Gerda Ridler
Recent wars have torn many people roughly from their dreams of peace. Television and newspaper supply us with daily reports of people fleeing with only the barest necessities from war, violence and terror. (more...)