« I collect the smoked cigarette butts and ashes in cafés. They were already used for the sake of smoking.
I first follow the nature, structure, quality, and the meaning of materials and objects that I am dealing with.
I believe that the emotional meaning of cigarette butts lies in the fact that they are a remnant of human behavior and desire.
Ashes imply that something was burnt. They represent the process of disappearance and death.
In the end, I use this emotional meaning and the organic structure of objects to give form to my work.
This installation can be associated with devastated land with black soil, but yet some cigarette butts are standing like a strong creature. »
On the first floor of the gallery a second installation and five objects, all made of pieces of broken crystal, are presented in the same space.
« Between balanced and unbalanced » is the name for this new 3-dimensional work : Four crystal pieces are balanced in the air on a geometrical construction made of string.
« I want people to touch a crystal to move and feel the work.
A note with the text “Please touch gently the hanging crystals” in English, Dutch, French and Japanese will encourage the visitor to touch the installation.
If the work moves by touching, it looses it’s balance. »
The relationship of the geometrical form of the installation and the shadows of the objects (shelves) is an important element of the work.
New collages and drawings are part of the exhibition.
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