Barbara Eichhorn's oeuvre consists of large thematic blocks. Over long periods she has worked with the following themes: the wood, the city, with or without people and if so, they seem to be incidental, like a film stills.
In Barbara Eichhorn's newest works she focuses on pets and the ambiguity forced on them by the human being: the animal as an antidote to isolation, as a compensation for children and social relations. Especially dogs become objects of sexual ambition, victims of suppressed power or accessories of vanity.
Barbara Eichhorn uses found photographic material, which she inserts in her large-scale drawings. By cutting out pieces she creates new layers, in form, content, and space.