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Installation, Fiber on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size: 78.7 W x 90.6 H x 2.4 D in
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CONNECTED, 2014 (wall installation) Materials: hand made felt, styrofoam, metal Dimensions: variable, max. 200 x 230 cm Weight: netto: 12 kg / brutto approx. 15 kg Eight years ago I learned felting and became almost an obsession for me. I create mainly sculptural felt objects which are relatively small/intimate size. But, I wanted to make a bigger body of work, so I decided it would be the best way to start with multiplying smaller parts into one body of work..... This wall installation is composed of many small round parts ( hand felted half-spheres). They can symbolically represent people - in the first place as individuals and secondly also as social beings-when connected, they form a unity, a strong body, which is more powerful ,secure etc. So we can see how bonding is important! Physically these connections are represented as metal "carabiner clips" which also enable »bonding« in desired formations. It's not necessary always to have the same shape, it's flexible! You get numerous combinations! Or you can even make more smaller compositions! My favourite composition , is this centralised and symmetric one, though (see the image). More sophisticately made half-spheres are positioned centrally, whilst half-spheres towards edges are less meticulously made and the most outer ones are only with black dots in the middle. This installation also addresses current immigration problem in Europe but also in general the human need to be connected as social beings. On the other hand, these half –spheres with metal chains look like chemical formulas or atoms... Some more information about how such sphere is made: it's combined by two felting techniques: wet and dry felting and it takes approximately 10-15 hours to complete one such sphere! You have to put millimetre thin layers of wool fibres one after the other around the basic core….. you build the form from inside out, so at the end, you don't see any more what have you done at the beginning! And only by cutting it , the whole pattern is revealed! At close observation of the work, you can see many fine details and will find out that each half has it's »twin« somewhere….
Installation:Fiber on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size:78.7 W x 90.6 H x 2.4 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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I'm interested in many things and I'm on the constant search of new ways to share my thoughts in the visual language, but also stories, universal human issues, issues concerning women and many more…. Therefore I'm also changing materials and forms in order to express this things! I think I don't have a particular style, because everything is subordinated. to the subject I'm interested in. I tend to shell the majority of »feeling« from the material itself. I use a huge range of materials:from classic sculpting materials (predominately clay, stone, glass bronze) to more contemporary ones, like plastic, fibre, felt, found objects, liquid….. to non-material mediums ( video., sound or animation). If I feel vulnerable I might choose felt to work with ( for "protection"), next time,if I feel like »falling to pieces«, I might decide to make sculptures made of multiple pieces that need to be assembled, or when I'm happy and content, I choose clay or metal, to show how strong I'm feeling…. So, there's clearly lndirect physical evidence of my mood/state on material itself!! I'd divide my work on two main complexes: The intimate (smallish) one and the public / large one. In the past I was interested in figure but also the fragments of the human body like hands, legs, bellybuttons, ears….although I don't work very much on figure nowadays I still return back to it now and then, because it's somehow the eternal source…. as it's for material:clay! I'm particularly interested in space, so I often work on site-specific installations. I love to work in remote places somewhere in the nature. For me it's more important the place , where I work, then how many people will actually see this work at the end…. That counts predominately for the public concept. When I work In small scale , the surrounding space is less important – although,it's never totally excluded- there I put a lot of emphasis on detail. I deal a lot with symbols and surrealistic visual language sometimes my art is very minimal, but sometimes rich in form and colour…There was time when I was quite influenced by Magritte, but also Cubism( after my travel to Africa in eighties) and Brancusi. In time of study also new English sculpture had huge influence on me , like Deacon, Kapoor, Woodrow, Caro , Cragg and many others from that generation! My art usually refers to ( personal) past events or premonition of the future or has critical, even sarcastic note to the modern society.
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