‘AAN - balance together’ 2019-2021
different textiles, 1991 textile piece with metal hanger, wooden pole, 180 x 175 x 6 cm
the starting point was one of the textile pieces Julie Muller and me made during end of 2019 - early 2020 ‘in collaboration for our project ‘AAN’ presented in Borgerstraat Open Studios during Art Rotterdam Februari 2020.
Julie and me were working from our left-over textiles, in Dutch ‘lappenkast’ materials:
partially left-overs from both of our works, partially textiles that had belonged to our mothers and had become redundant
for this work, I later combined the ‘AAN’ piece with more left-over textiles (from my grandmother’s collection) - and finally with the textile piece ‘together’ 1991 (made during my residency at Rijksakademie Amsterdam)
consisting of a nightgown taken apart, embroidery with hair-like hemp thread, which also formed the long ‘hairs’ hanging down, and a hand-made metal hanger:
since 2017 I have more consciously been using a method of re-using, rethinking and combining all my art works, which started with the series ‘VerteerWezens’ and which now is expanding as a methods in all my work