Lands are threatened by excessive rains, the rising sea and overflowing rivers. Not far from here, and not long from now, the sun ceaselessly tortures the land and burns every green patch. Times of flood, times of drought.


I started with trying to get a negative shape of water in gypsum. I soon found out that the shape casted the material that was holding the water; plastic or rubber. It seemed as if the shape of water itself, was mysterious and ungraspable.

Therefore I decided to leave the containing material aside, and simply subject the gypsum to the water itself. This resulted in a research into all the interesting textures that are left, after water has effected a material.

The solid materials are shaped by the water, like islands. They loose their solid form, dissolve at the edges, and dry up again to the air in a new shape, which is decided by the nature of the water.

March `19  – Rietveld Uncut – Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

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