"Blooming And Wilting Thoughts" Installation

Leonne Hendriksen


Installation, Japanese Paper on Paper

Size: 59.1 W x 59.1 H x 39.4 D in

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“Blooming & Wilting Thoughts” Sculptures The philosophical and aesthetic background of this project involves a meditation of the proximity of death and beauty. I made this collection of sculptures to install them 3 days in a garden they were laid on piles of dead branch fagots. I associate these soft, fragile sculptures with a rainbow and a nostalgic feeling of loss. Three ideas came together in this project: Rainbow, the ephemeral mystery between sun and rain, renewing the serene sky, suggesting the instinctive process between the known and the unknown; Iris (“Kakitsubata” in Japanese classic poems), the rainbow flower, sensual in nature, in the springtime, symbol of promise and resurrection; Ise Monogatari, Les contes d’Ise, an ancient Japanese anthology of poems about "nostalgia, love and loss” The project consists of a series of 25 soft paper sculptures, they can be hung together in a bundle in the middle of a room or in a corner, but also in groups of five shades of color on a wire or nails on a wall. Materials: Tracing opalescent paper, acrylic medium, Japanese paper, aniline dyes.

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Installation:Japanese Paper on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:59.1 W x 59.1 H x 39.4 D in

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Born in 1949 San Sebastian, Spain, lives in Netherlands and France - Large Conceptual Installations - New projects each year - Light & heavy materials - Unconventional techniques developing works passing over the borders of sculpture and painting - Project books with special layouts - Active in many countries. My esthetic standpoint is based on the duality between life and death. Therefore in each of my projects I choose materials out of two types, either light translucent or heavy opaque ones. Among the first ones are light textile materials, as gauze, rice paper, tracing paper, organza, the second type includes lead, sea salt, wood, charcoal, porcelain and stone. I have developed my projects in the numerous places where I lived; they reflect my nourishment with the local cultures as well as the spiritual significance of the installation site. Six or seven process steps make up every project: from identifying the concept and suitable installations spaces, through the transformation of poor materials into poetic objects, to the final design and the production of books about the realization of the art work. Collections: National Textile Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan Prize: Ceramic Biennale Korea , Bronze prize 2005

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