Starting the 18th of june

ThE ELEMENTs in the garden of the old city hall in Aalsmeer

The Old city hall has a beautiful garden. This summer the garden is part of an art project The Elements. I will create a new art installation every month, connecting art to nature, respresenting all four elements . There will be a variety of activities to combine with a visit to the garden, like the exhibition FUTURE inside the old city hall as well as other locations of ‘The Elements’. 

First element “AIR” from the 18th of  june

“Air is the universe; space. Also air is our breath. The element can be both soft and friendly, like a soft breeze but it can be rough too, like a  storm. In our language there are plenty of examples indicating what this element means to us. We experience air and wind mostly as movement, space and clearing. To me freedom is connected to the element and birds symbolize this. To ‘catch’ AIR I have been looking at their different qualities and integrated them in my work. I used materials with the energy of air like branches I found after a  winterstorm and feathers crossing my path with a soft breeze. My growing series of ‘Birdtotems’ is part of the installation ‘AIR’ and inspired by archetypical birds, and their qualities we can learn from.”  

  • element 2: from 15th of july
  • element 3: from 12th of august 
  • element 4: from 11th of september