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Sleep Sculpture

Vanda Berecz


Sculpture, Leather on Leather

Size: 13 W x 12 H x 10.6 D in

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I started creating leather sculptures during the Covid lockdown, in 2020. With restrictions all around in the outer world, it was a period of reconnecting with the most sensitive parts on the inside. I learned how real strength can be found in softness, how rigid environments become bearable if we are supple, and how we can move past anxiety by becoming vulnerable. Leather or skin is the substance that separates the outer world from what is within. It offers protection: due to it’s softness it’s unbreakable, and it’s flexibility provides the freedom necessary for movement. These are the qualities that are also essential for our psychological and emotional adaptation to our environment. The artwork 'Sleep' is made of a 128 cm long piece of red colored cow leather, covered with dark mint sheep leather on the outside. Although originally a flat piece, the precisely placed cuts and stitches allow it to become a complex three-dimensional structure.

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Sculpture:Leather on Leather

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:13 W x 12 H x 10.6 D in

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During my university years I studied fashion design, and specialized on leather accessories early on. In the past 12 years I established my own studio, and focused my attention on sharpening craft skills, while creating bags and other accessories mainly for women. Rather than following fashion trends, my approach to creating objects has always been very sculptural. I enjoy experimenting with shapes, structures and unusual outlooks. I like to think of my art as half poetry, half mathematics. The colors, textures, curves and organic shapes come from my emotional states, but the strict geometry and carefully calculated number and size of the elements, as well as the periodically repeated patterns are purely mathematical. Working with leather also requires a rather perfectionist approach. Everything needs to be well prepared and calculated before execution, because leather is easy to shape, but it doesn’t allow you to make mistakes. It’s a fascinating material, for me it represents truly feminine qualities: soft but resistant, adaptable yet very strong. My artistic routine is concentration, repetition, and being fully immersed in the slow pace of creation. I’m inspired by spirituality, natural growth processes, biology, and man-made structures like origami, woven fabrics and architecture.

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