Beachcombings

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, 2014

 

Material is not all it appears to be.

Colour is something that can express either belonging

or a longing to get away.

Orifices are openings, convey transition.

These are indeterminate objects -

caught in the momet like flotsam and jetsam picked up on distant shores.

Stripped of their context, things lose clarity, become ambivalent.

Released from representational duties, they are pure perception,

have an existence which is beyond 'objective'.

 

Meaning is elusive, can be anything or nothing.

 

 

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES                                                     2014 

 

Glass on metal stands

The BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES pieces pose a constant challoenge to

the observer to revise and refrex his/her impressions, dreams,

fantasies or associations.

 

 

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, #3                                              2014 

 

About the work:

Like an archaeological artefact, the sculpture is mounted on an iron support.

The familiar form of the head seems somehow out of place, pointing

to the existence of a world beyond the visible: the world of the surreal.

Like the others, BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, #3 explores the internal

and the external, the relationship between God and Man, and the

meeting point of different realities. These are themes as old as humankind

itself. We find them in the masks and sculptures of 'primitive' peoples.

And they in turn may have inspired artists like Jean Arp, Picasso, Max Ernst

and Henry Moore to produce their surrealistic sculptures, or painters like

Edvard Munch or Henri Matisse to produce 'The Scream' or

'Madame Matisse' respectively.

 

Material and working process:

Venetian glass, free blown and hot shaped. Multiple layers.

Internal: opaque glass rods and crystal layers.

External: coral red opaque and crystal layer.

With three openings representing eyes and mouth.

After cooling, the piece is sculpted, surface structured and finally

polished by hand. This gives it an unexpected velvet-soft feel.

 

Dimensions:

Glass: H 43 x L 27,7 x W 17,6 cm, weight 8,2 kg

Ironstand: H 10 x L 22 x W 14 cm, weight 1,95 kg

   

 

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, #4                                              2014   

 

About the working process and artwork description:

Venetian glass, free blown and hot shaped. Multiple layers to generate

a sculptural power. Internal: opaque glass-rods and crystal layers.

External: opaque Yves-Klein-blue and crystal layer.

5 chiselled windows allow to see the inner "reality".

After cooling sculpted, surface structured and finally polished by hand.

This procedure is adding a velvet-soft haptic quality to the figure.

 

Dimensions:

Glass: H 27 x L 57,2 x W 15,9 cm, weight 7,8 kg

Iron stand: H 10 x L 33,5 x W 16 cm, weight 4,75 kg

 

 

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, #2                                              2014 

 

Venetian glass, free blown and hot shaped. With 2 openings.

 

Glass enables me to combine the subtlety of painting with

threedimensional form.

 

Procedure: Multiple layers. Internal: opaque glass-rods and crystal

layers. External: coral red opaque. The structured surface averts

reflections on the glass. This results a powerful sculptural presence.

 

Dimensions with base: H 47,3 x L 35,6 x W 23,5 cm, weight 11,8 kg 

 

 

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, #2    detail                                 2014 

   

 

BEACHCOMBINGS SERIES, #1                                             2014 

 

Venetian glass, free blown and hot shaped. Multiple layers to generate

sculptural strength. Internal: opaque glass rods and crystal layers.

External:

Opaque Yves-Klein-blue and crystal layer. Five window openings

draw the observer's gaze inside.

After colling, the piece is sculpted, surface structured and finally

polished by hand. This gives it a velvet-soft feel.

Dimensions: H 16,2 x L 43,1 x W 17,3 cm, weight 5,15 kg