"White Water Pillows" (Sold) Sculpture

Leonne Hendriksen


Sculpture, Paper on Paper

Size: 78.7 W x 59.1 H x 31.5 D in

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"White Water Pillows" Traditionally cushions are made for the comfort when lying down or sitting upon hard surfaces. Cushions can be associated with life preservers, ring formed life savers, inflated and light. These pillows are part of a project in process inspired by the tragedy of refugees trying to cross the sea in desperate conditions. The material used for the production of these pillows is tracing paper sewed by hand. The choice of tracing paper was done because of its frailness as a symbol of life fragility. Before sewing them by hand, the paper has been painted in acrylics layers, water colors, aniline and graphite. In this way the paper has become water resistant and more flexible. They have three dimensional oval and hexagonal shapes. They are empty and about 10 cm thick and constitute modules for my project in process that will continue in making out a pile of thirty pieces in different skin hues. The underlying philosophy of this project is the idea of anguish for the sea dangers and the hope for a better human condition and future. The “White water Pillows” are part of the recent evolution of design widening the orientation to everyday usage. These soft sculptures reflect my individual style in conceptual art and material experimentation.

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Sculpture:Paper on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:78.7 W x 59.1 H x 31.5 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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