Printmaking is Prestegård´s artistic platform and involves photography, digital work, drawing, collage and painting. The artist is searching for expressions in the crossroads of figurative and nonfigurative.
Working with digital photography, her approach is still from a printmakers view, building up images layer by layer, like a collage. Most of her works are one of a kind, or very limited editions.
Nothing compares to printmaking when it comes to experimental work, involving materials, sizes, repetition and rhythm. Prestegård´s approach is kind of nomadic. Instead of searching for a safe place to settle, she keeps rambling, ready to explore the environment where the journey takes her. She works on different projects, and each of them require a fresh approach. Some projects are finished within a given time, and others follow her like a shadow, making her realize that she moves in circles.
Prestegård trusts the power of the visual language. As humans have done since the very beginning, she leaves her marks, trigged by a certain question: “what if.” Outside her comfort zone she finds new questions to raise.
Nature has a strong impact on Prestegård. She is inspired by nature, learning from nature, coming to terms with the reality of life, that she herself in fact is nature, and that her life is following the same rules as everything alive.