Sabi van Hemert: Childlike Creatures

Sculptures with childlike characteristics yet animal-looking, made with leather, synthetic materials andtoothpicksSculptures with childlike characteristics yet animal-looking, made with leather, synthetic materials andtoothpicksSculptures with childlike characteristics yet animal-looking, made with leather, synthetic materials andtoothpicksClick to enlarge

Dutch artist Sabi van Hemert creates sculptures of figures that combine childlike poses with alien looks.

From the artist:
I create an image from synthetic material or clay, letting myself be led by thoughts, associations and emotions. What do I see in the shape, what sort of feeling do I get, what does it remind me of, what am I saying with this? And, is this what I want to make? Once the image is finished, I cover it either partially or entirely with a “skin” of a different material. The choice of skin depends on the image. In contrast to the spontaneity at the beginning of the work process, when I make the skin I work in a very structured manner. For weeks, with great patience and discipline, I cut, paste or prick, following self-imposed rules such as, “all forms in the same rhythm” or “all lines continue onward”.

You can see much more of van Hemert’s work on her website.

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