Saturday, 23 November 2019

Lizan Freijsen / Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames
Powers of Ten, still

'Fungi Carpet' is a hand-tufted, wool carpet (350-550 cm) made for a tree trunk in the Belmonte arboretum in Wageningen. During the summer months of 2018 the carpet lay outside, in the sun and rain, during the exhibition 'Zomersneeuw' ('Summer Snow'). The video is a drone recording of the first and the last day of this project (June 16 - September 23).

The top view of the work is an image that nobody has been able to observe, the idea of the micro image of a bacteria and/or universe coming close together. The documentation has become a work in itself and was unintentionally inspired by the 'Powers of Ten' by Charles & Ray Eames.

The carpet was then cleaned and dried intensively, which lasted for months. By shaving off the top 5 mm of the wool, part of the color came back and a new color palette was created. Fungi Carpet 2.0 was on display in the exhibition 'Natuurlijk' ('Natural') in Pictura, Dordrecht in 2019, among others.

Lizan Freijsen, 2019

Lizan Freijsen (NL)
Faded, Fungi Carpet

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sarah van der Pols / Kitagawa Utamaro

Kitagawa Utamaro
Nibijin ude-zumô  (Arm-wrestling between two beauties)
ca. 1793
Japanese print

I admire the Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from Utamaro (1753-1806). The fineness of his lines really stands out, and I also feel my theme of the Interpersonal Constructs reflected in his work. I made two large drawings about it.

Sarah van der Pols, 2019

Sarah van der Pols
Holositu 9
hypertrans paper, pencil, pigment ink, pigment marker, charcoal, silk on paper
120 x 190 cm

Sarah van der Pols (NL)
Holositu 7
soot, hypertrans paper, pigment ink, pigment marker, silk on paper
120 x 190 cm