For more than a decade Hannalie Taute primarily focused her attention on working with found objects. Four years ago she tried her hand at working with rubber and particularly inner tractor tubes, and in 2012 she added embroidery to her list of preferred media. Since her student days, Taute has found her inspiration in fairy tales and is drawn to the universality of these ancient stories which exist all over the world and points to a common humanity. It is often just the title of an original fairy tale that remains in her work; she finds her contemporaneous edge by subverting original meaning. Working with rubber and embroidery is the perfect fit for this artist whose concerns are firmly centered on feminist issues.