There exists a complex and intricate balance and rhythm in death and growth – the process of death, decay and rejuvenation. Decayed matter in nature gives sustenance and feeds new growth, in nature there is no ‘waste’. In this artwork natural materials, objects, organisms are used in juxtaposition with man-made and discarded/found material – the latter perceived as ‘waste’ by the general public, but as a source or substrate for creation for artists like us. The bronze/golden thread that helps to tie and entwine it together, holding the depicted process together, aims to evoke the image of the proverbial heavenly golden streets, and a spider’s web. These hinting at the beauty, perfection and holiness – sacredness – of natural processes of life, death, decay and regrowth. 

  • Title Siklus: ritme in dood en groei
  • Medium Natural & Found material assemblage
  • Dimensions 350 x 380 x 75mm
  • Year 2013