Does the artist actually create his imagery or is his imagination in the end only a sort of magical reception apparatus, antenna and amplifier? The artist is the recipient of numerous messages, wisdoms, symbols and parables and does not know the sender. The dreamer is a bridge between sleeping and waking. He is the bridge connecting the two shores. But each by itself is only a half, until both together make a whole.
There are times when one meets a great artist, so reclusive that there is seemingly* no presence on the internet whatsoever. In 2012 I exhibited together with artist colleague Ernst Steiner and several others at the Palais Palffy in Vienna. There I met Ernst Steiner's friend, Cornelia Simon-Bach who also exhibited with us. I was blown away by her work! Since then I had been talking to Steiner off and on - we run into each other from time to time, since he lives a stone-throw from my place, in Transdanubia (a exotic sounding locale, actually in this case the 21. and 22. District of Vienna on the left-bank of the Danube). I had promised to create a page for her on our VAG website. Finally, after getting some digital images from Steiner recently, I was able to get a page started. The page is a work in progress: I am hoping to retrieve some more images from Ernst Steiner's archives. * after some diligent searching, I did uncover information at Basis Wien (see below). Note written by Otto Rapp
Cornelia Bach - 2002
Databank entry at Basis Wien, Die Angewandte Kunst: