All art is quite useless

Random art student posts random art.


'je hebt 24 uur per dag om te doen alsof je je leven op orde hebt.'
(you have 24 hours a day to pretend like you have your life in order)

screenprinted vinyl clock. 

concept : ‘the best laid plans of mice and men…’ feels like a good metaphor for twenty-somethings trying to maintain the illusion of a well-ordered life. Instead of a multiple choice option for my income level, I’d like a check off at the start of the day :

functional,dysfunctional, 50/50, other…

because there’s always a crisis somewhere, and a cup of tea waiting, and socks drying next to newspapers. because no one actually knows what they’re doing.

(limited edition, available for sale)

Monoprints of a thin layer of wood. Tiny experiment, quite happy with the result. Definitely going to do some more work with this.

Embossed printing of a very thin layer of wood. Did not know if it would work, catch all the little fibers of the wood, but I’m pretty psyched about it.

Woodpanel plywood- approx 60cmx120cm

I wanted to show you guys the monster that started it all. Took me over 100 hours to complete it and I do not regret it one bit. This thing kicked off my fascination with the layering.

Woodworking experiments. Follow-up. This is by far the ‘prettiest’ of the three, but I’m not quite sure it’s what I’m aiming for. I’ve sanded it down as well as just cutting it, making it smooth as a baby’s butt. It’s very attractive for people to touch it, which I like- I feel that my art should be experienced in more ways than just seeing it.

Woodworking experiments. Follow-up. Still trying to figure out the best way to show the layering of the wood.

Woodworking experiments. I have a fascination with the properties of wood, specifically the layering of this particular type of wood.

The booklet of compositions and how I presented it. I wanted people to feel comfortable touching it and leafing through it so I deliberately did not put it on a pedestal (figuratively and literally). I decorated the room I had to resemble my personal workspace (it’s just a bit neater than how it would look if I had actually been working there).

#58-60 (for those wondering, the text reads ‘peanut in your cleavage’- don’t ask.)