dinsdag 15 augustus 2017

Exhibition Textileschool

The exhibition of the DIY Textileschool contained two of my works. Both made with cotton (ship)cleaning rag cloths.

First this was a book with loose leafs, now it's an accordion binding without covers.

Sadly this is the only photo of this work while we were still busy to set up the exhibition. All these forms represent the years of my life.

Collages to inspire

Fairly big collages of thin cardboard. I loosely cut and laid out the painted cardboard till the end result pleased my eye.

Last assessment Art Academy

These photos are poorly lit unfortunately. It's all cardboard work. Some forms are recycled, the leftovers also used. The work on the right is new. Kind of 'collage gone 3D'. I will show them in the next post.

vrijdag 27 januari 2017

Art Acadmy assessment

I had the room almost to myself which felt very luxurious. Luckily my cardboard works appealed to the critics.

vrijdag 23 december 2016

Plaster bulbs

Two years ago I made this 'field of bulbs' from plaster and kept it as it was, white. A few weeks ago I decided to spray paint them. I like that the rigidity of the pattern is disrupted by the empty spaces.

woensdag 21 december 2016

Collage revisited

I transferred the photo with gel medium and painted the shadow black with paint and placed a whiter copy of the girl in front of it. This was an exercise to see if the stronger contrast would make the image as a total stronger. My colleagues at the art academy didn't think so.

This was the original.

dinsdag 20 december 2016

I've been weaving

At the DIY Textileschool we had a lesson from Marianne Kemp, a weaver. She works a lot with horse hair. In my stash I also had a kind of interesting rigid fibre in green and purple. I combined it with two shades of green cotton thread. It's a very time consuming activity and not my favourite. (And I had only half the number of nails on my home made loom in comparison with the looms other people had.)

Cardboard cocoon

One of my latest projects is a big cardboard cocoon, made of small pieces sewn together and spray painted afterwards.

dinsdag 6 december 2016

Chaos and order

Two large pieces of painted paper on top of each other.

dinsdag 25 oktober 2016

Theme book 2016

This years theme book had to be inspired by a book you love.
My book (can you call it a book if the pages are not bound?) is inspired by the novel Kees de jongen by Theo Thijssen. It's my all time favourite about a boy, his real life at the end of the 19th century and his imagined life. It's heartwarming and sad at the same time.
I made my book out of fabric (only the covers have an inside of cardboard) and embroidered scenes that have to do with my own real life as a child and my fantasies. The feel of the 'pages' is soft and if I would sew them together it could be a small blanket. A warm blanket, that's home.

The cover was a piece I made for the textile course earlier and I adjusted it a bit so it could serve as a book cover.