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Linda Molenaar

Linda Molenaar
May 21, 2017
Linda her work comes together through intuition and opens doors to the collective memory. They are images that the observer recognizes, consciously or subconsciously, where in one is invited to give the work their own meaning. The work is often ‘animal-based’. We recognize much of ourselves in animals, we see our own behavior mirrored in them. In Linda’s performances she brings these images to life through literal embodiment. her creations execute actions we all know: washing, knitting, digging, walking and spinning wool.
Linda create’s objects from natural, often animal-based materials such as hair, leather, and fur, which carry their own story within. Through detailed craftsmanship she develops a deeper connection with the material. In a meticulous creative process, she removes from the material its original function and give it a new meaning, with several different layers.
What she would like to show is not entertainment, but ‘stillness’. The work is created through a slow and deliberate process, in which rest and quiet play a central role. In this atmosphere her performances and sculptures are at their best. Space is created to reflect, to stand still, and from there, to look closely. Linda her sculptures may look true to nature, the acts mundane; the spectator will not always experience this as logic. They are accessible, but raise questions at the same time.
Source: http://lindamolenaar.nu/en/