'The sculpture Metamorphosis refers to a field of tension in which a visual ‘rotation’ imposes itself. Metamorphosis is developed spatially and evokes boundaries, but also allows the work to provide shelter to those in search of refuge. This sculpture creates apertures, openings that can be completed in the mind. It is a vulnerable and tangible work but, at the same time, supple. It alludes to protection and security, but also to pliable forms: an ostensibly upright composition, Metamorphosis ultimately tilts into a horizontal plane. Both the vertical and horizontal surfaces are suggestive of additional components.
You can shelter from the rain and high summer sun under the ‘canopy’, but draw the distant landscape inwards via the visualized lateral openings. The metal structure is as graceful as it is angular, and is suggestive of a form of claustrophobia, of a narrowing that gives rise to an experience that is more cathartic than limiting. The ‘ethereal’ sculpture allows space to expand. As a result, the core, or the substance of the work, can be described as lucid.'
Text: Gwy Mandelinck
Bronze 30 cm