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© 2015 by Sophie Järvinen Postma

 

TRANSPARENT TILES

 

The idea for my wall figures arose during an assignment at art academy, where the tiles seen on Florentine church walls and floors were chosen as a starting point. I wanted to capture the peaceful atmosphere of these churches and see if I could combine it with a greater transparency towards the outside. The tiles themselves, with their lineair and repetitious design, already seemed to breath out/suggest that openness. I chose brass wire and thread to work with. When standing in front of the work, the density of the thread creates a concentration of lines and colour that evokes a sense of contemplation and unity. Moving alongside it, the panes become transparent and the work starts to move with you. On occasion I visit the homes of buyers and adjust the forms and colours to what I find there. But in general the objects already have the tendency to integrate peacefully with their surroundings.