The camera is the medium through which Marianne Mueller observes self and world, at home and on trips, day and night. This was her starting point for The Proper Ornaments, an art book that simultaneously displays the last twelve years of her work. The book combines her clever body images and observations of the ubiquitous beauty of the allegedly mundane to become a dionysic shadowy world, something beyond reason and norm. With The Proper Ornaments, she continues the personal, intimate and everyday topics she started with her first book, A Part of My Life (Scalo, 1999). For the first time, Muellers subtle and beautiful drawings are published in this volume as well.