« Je vous donne (en donnant un oeuf) tout l'Univers »
— Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585)
Almost all Ursula Böhmer's photographic work, much of it in black and white, depicts fauna and flora. Her All Ladies series (1998–2012) made her known to a wider public, and a book of the same name was published by Kehrer Verlag. After her portraits of cows (All Ladies) which she successfully endows with character and personality, she started to photograph their skins as if taking shots of a landscape. Her latest series shows spheres on a black ground, and it is hard to know whether we are dealing with a celestial body or an egg, given their almost perfect shape. The depiction of an egg is often a reference to fertility, and so it is that cosmos and Eros are bought together, with the simple egg of an Asian duck.
*1965, lives and works in Berlin