Alberdien Rullmann: "It is the spatial image that I am interested in. I remove existing shapes from their context to transform them into an autonomous image. I do this through photographs: existing photographs or pictures I've taken myself. I edit the selected images by zooming in on them, magnifying them, changing their perspective, stretching them or blowing them up, thus creating my new shapes, solidified impressions. They are the starting point for my spatial shapes, petrified images in ceramics, such as: distortions of classic vases, frozen dancers and now ceramic flowers.
With my ceramic flowers, my most recent work, I zoom in on the outdoor surroundings and become
captivated by the many varieties, but again also by the many similarities between the mutually
different calyces, leaves and root systems.
It fascinates me how many tiny details there are at micro level in the immense natural environment. First, there is the image of arable land in early spring with its fresh green, that delicate first weed with its minute small stem, leaves and calyces, sometimes not even bigger than one cm². Like a small nut in a gigantic machine, there is a minuscule calyx in an infinite expanse of arable land. By enlarging this little calyx, to strip it of its surroundings, its colour and its function, an exquisite autonomous image evolves."
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