La Belle Moule Décomposée Collage by Femke van Gemert

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on an exhibiton, notice translucent upper part.
detail
fringes at the bottom of the work
the inspriration: a big clamshell from France
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La Belle Moule Décomposée

Femke van Gemert

Netherlands

Collage

Size: 54 W x 83 H x 3.1 D in

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Collage: Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric).

A beautiful French clam shell from the North Sea inspired me for this work. Thinking about how the clam is eaten, the shell stays in all it's beauty, for a while at least. Then it will start to decompose, to decay to pieces, than to sand, fading slowly away. Trying to capture it's intrigueing structure and colors and this decomposing process resulted in this hanging.
Reminding me of belonging to earth, and therefor to the natural life cycle of all things on earth. The beautiful clamshell, falling apart. What will it offer than? Bits, particles, textures, hard and soft pieces. The organic lines in the mussel are represented in this work.
All my works are made of 100 % repurposed textiles. This comes from a strong conviction we have to reconsider the waste we leave behind after consuming, in order to protect our planet.


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