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Studenten Minerva klaar voor de toekomst

My work is shown in this fragment!

In other news, this is my 100th post! Incelebration of that, and me graduating and a succesful exposition, I’m giving away postcards!

Thses postcards were specially printed by the academy in lieu of a catalog. Visitors were allowed to take the cards and collect their own catalog in this way. There are some left, which will be free for you guys, since you couldn’t visit. The only thing I ask is a little donation toward shipping (64 eurocents for national, €1,04 for international, I think). You will be getting an A5-sized postcard with a detailphoto of my work on it and a little personal note on the back.

Send me a message if you want one and we’ll figure things out from there!

(Source: carlijnrenders)

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As promised, the monster hanging from the wall.

First challenge was to get it upstairs; it would’nt fit in the elevator. Lucky me, I found some strong men who CARRIED IT UP THE STAIRS. *applauds*

After that there were the issues of drilling holes in the wall big enough to fit the plugs, getting bolts long enough to fit through the wood etc.

Pictures: Hanging from the wall, looks warped because the top is closer than the bottom. Heroes carrying it upstairs, me looking so damn smug and proud, Joris (who made the whole hanging construction!) cutting the wood on his lap, with a jigsaw. Joris hanging from one of the supports because he can, No less than seven people lifting and tilting the board to fix it to the wall.

I love you all so much <3

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I don&#8217;t know if it was on purpose or not, but there&#8217;s a spotlight on my work ;D
This is the view of the workshop from outside the window. I taped my card on the window because people kept asking questions and distracting me and I have NO TIME now- two more days to work on it before the deadline.
I have poured resin into some of the hollows and I&#8217;m letting it dry over the weekend, so I&#8217;ll let you know how that turns out D:

I don’t know if it was on purpose or not, but there’s a spotlight on my work ;D

This is the view of the workshop from outside the window. I taped my card on the window because people kept asking questions and distracting me and I have NO TIME now- two more days to work on it before the deadline.

I have poured resin into some of the hollows and I’m letting it dry over the weekend, so I’ll let you know how that turns out D:

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tumblropenarts:

Artist Name:  Lisette Vera Cornelissen
Tumblr: lverac.tumblr.com
Detail of woodworking in progress, check my tumblr for more!

Over 100 notes and many new followers! I&#8217;m honored, thanks guys!

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name:  Lisette Vera Cornelissen

Tumblr: lverac.tumblr.com

Detail of woodworking in progress, check my tumblr for more!

Over 100 notes and many new followers! I’m honored, thanks guys!

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under-the-apple-treee asked: Wow, this is seriously amazing!! I was recently working on a project looking at layering so this is beautiful for me to look at. I love all the different colours!! You're amazing please keep posting pictures because I am in love!!!

Guys. Guys you are too much. I never expected my tumblropenarts submission to get that much attention, I am psyched and flattered and wow! *blushes*

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This is an attempt to explain what Im trying to accomplish with my art and my (work in progress) sculpture in particular. Hope it clears things up. If not, my inbox is always open and I’m eager to answer any questions you guys might have (:

Blood, sweat and splinters

In the tradition of abstract expressionism I deal with the inherent qualities of the material I work with; the lines and texture of the wood determine how my work evolves. By using the lines and characteristics of the wood, I can fully focus on the image rather than the figure. Consequently the viewer is forced to observe the qualities of the forms and wood rather than the qualities of a figure. To create this work I used small hand tools; larger machinery do not give the texture and the results I strive for. The marks that the tools leave in the material remain visible to show this process and the influence of the artist as an outside source.

My way of working has emerged from the printing techniques. The idea to carve a sculpture out of a thick wooden plank comes from my love for linoleum- and woodcuts. With the discovery of the lines emerging from the different layers of wood arose a desire to explore the possibilities. Small experiments followed in preparation for a larger work. Like Barnett Newman I try to overwhelm you by taking away your view of the surroundings and force a focus on the sculpture.
As a maker I try to invite you to enjoy my work in different ways. A Kantian disinterested pleasure is just the first step of what I attempt to evoke in the viewer; the spectator is allowed to think of my work as “simply beautiful”.

My work classifies itself as art, as opposed to mass -produced decorative objects, through the dedication, craftsmanship, personal attention and choices based on the appearance of the material. Through this distinction I hope to encourage a deeper appreciation of the work.

Dutch:

Bloed, zweet en splinters

In de traditie van het abstract-expressionisme houd ik me bezig met de inherente kwaliteiten van het materiaal waar ik mee werk; de lijnen en de textuur van het hout bepalen hoe mijn werk zich ontwikkelt. Door de eigenschappen en vormen van het hout te gebruiken kan ik mij volledig richten op het beeld in plaats van de figuur. Ook de toeschouwer wordt hierdoor gedwongen te letten op de kwaliteiten van de vormen en het hout in plaats van kwaliteiten van een figuur. Ik creëer dit werk met kleine handgereedschappen; grotere machinerie geven niet de textuur en het resultaat waar ik naar streef. De sporen die de gereedschappen achterlaten in het materiaal blijven zichtbaar om de toeschouwer bewust te maken van dit proces en de invloed van de kunstenaar van buitenaf.

Mijn manier van werken is ontstaan vanuit de grafiek. Het idee om uit een dikke houten plank te snijden als een sculptuur komt voort uit mijn liefde voor linoleum- en houtsnedes. Door de ontdekking van de lijnen die voortkomen uit de verschillende lagen hout ontstond een drang om hierin verder te gaan. Kleine experimenten volgden in aanloop naar een groter werk. Net als Barnett Newman poog ik je te overweldigen door de omgeving uit je zicht te onttrekken en een concentratie op het beeld te forceren.

Als maker probeer ik toeschouwers uit te nodigen om op verschillende manieren van mijn werk te genieten. Een Kantiaans belangeloos welbehagen is slechts het eerste wat ik bij de toeschouwer wil ontlokken; Men mag mijn werk ‘gewoon mooi’ vinden. Mijn werk classificeert zich als kunst, in tegenstelling tot massa-geproduceerde decoratieve objecten, door de toewijding, het handwerk, persoonlijke aandacht en keuzes gebaseerd op het uiterlijk van het materiaal. Door dit onderscheid hoop ik mensen aan te zetten tot een dieper waarderen van het werk.

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Though you guys might like to see just how I’m working on this project so I asked my lovely friend Doortje to take some pictures. As you can see I work with tiny palm-gouges. The ear-protectors are for when someone else in the workshop uses machinery.

I occasionally cheat and use a router/milling machine to get a start for the gouges to catch on. So sue me. ;D

I wear one protective glove to wipe away the woodchips without getting splinters. I usually don’t wear both because I don’t like the feeling when holding my tools.

Any questions?

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