Tangible Transformation II at EENWERK gallery

Tangible Transformation II is part of Cycles of Growth, an unique collaboration between Studio Claudy Jongstra and @eenwerk_gallery in collaboration with @galeriefontana. Specially for this beautiful space the artist created the monumental felted art piece Tangible Transformation II as the eye catching center piece in vibrant shiny and warm colours. The plant based dyes are very locally sourced: in the greenhouse above the gallery Claudy Jongstra and partner Claudia Busson planted the seeds last spring. Gallerist Julius Vermeulen took care of the plants and the studio harvested the flower buds of plants such as coreopsis, sunflowers and calendula and let them dry in the sun. At Studio Claudy Jongstra the wool was dyed with these plant pigments as well as from biodynamic farms @entheos_bio in Spain and @debeerschehoeve in Brabant.

Tangible Transformation II is part of a series of travelling monumental artworks Jongstra created as a visual manifesto with powerful eco-political messages. Tangible Transformation serves as a conversation piece for an alternative future: it calls for awareness and action to protect our ecosystem. She said, "Working with the amazing material wool is not about nostalgia but about innovation. We use wool and dye plants from both Spain and the Netherlands, creating new communities to vitalise farming life. Together, we are creating a new future." 

 

Tangible Transformation II and other smaller new works by Claudy Jongstra
20 January - 30 March 2024 

EENWERK Gallery

Koninginneweg 176

 

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Tangible Transformation II, 2023
Studio Claudy Jongstra
Drenthe Heath sheep wool, Spanish heritage merino wool, mohair, silk, handspun yarns
Demeter certified woad, sunflower, calendula, coreopsis, madder root, walnut
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