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Sep162019

Dear Trees 2019

 

"Dear Trees" is a research project consisting of four drawings with a print in the bottom. Each drawing measures 70 cm x 100 cm. It is made for Sirin Gallery on the occasion of the Chart Design Fair 2019 and for an exhibition in the gallery during October 2019.

 

I have a fascination for trees. And I have a fascination for form. So, on a walk in the forest, I was wondering; How would trees look like if they were volume instead of tree trunks? If they were to be buildings? This was my starting point, and my concept was to photograph the bottom of a tree, and then to draw the top part myself. The inspiration for the top part has come from photographing details of trees; especially details of strange and weird growth. I think my final drawings show a mix between vegetables and animals. This was not a conscious decision, but something that happened along the way.

 

I view the final drawings as architectural objects or bodies. And there is both a serious and a playful naive aspect of this project.