Heide Pichler collects secondhand clothing and changes them into objects and sculptures. traces of the person who wore them are left behind. New charakters come into beeing.
Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores have been offering a rich source for her work here in Santa Monica/LA. The series "goodwill_unlimited" deals with American stereotypes.
The imaginations of her childhood and a perception of America that is communicated through the media are the base of her proces of transforming casual garments into charakters; that might associate cowboys, farmers, boxers, moviestars etc. ...