By: Claudy: 24-05-2019

Holistic production cycles bring living material narratives to light. In this way, materials become journalistic expressions of their own evolution.
Reintroducing rarefied haptic experiences, Jongstra's artworks provide humble encounters with natural materials and processes to foster an empathetic connection with the natural world.
People used to be able to feel the quality of wool between their fingers and understand its material properties through sensory experience. The textured knowledge - tacit knowledge - present in each fleece from our flock of 250 rare indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep also revitalizes an ancient connection with tactile sensibilities. 
Fifteen years of collaborative research into the process of cultivating and extracting natural pigments remains in constant symbiosis with the seasonally harvested biodynamic botanics from the research garden at Farm of the World.