In bloom in the living room is a reflection of the daily struggle with life's demands. Life wither's. This communicated by destroying existing flowers that act as building material for ornamentation and matter. A collection for the living space- whitering curtains, flowercarpet, flowerbeds ,a flowerball, lily chandelier, wallflowers- extracts and imprints of those residues have been traced in a printing technique; in bloom- an imprint archive. In bloom continues to be explored in the continues nature between imprint and form from growth to decay with smell and other materialities.Wallflowers- extracts and imprints in communication of the raw material and the processed.
The Botanical selections originated from an abundance of leftovers at flower markets and floriculture in Netherlands and India.
Of those residues have been traced in a printing technique; in bloom-in an imprint archive.
In bloom continues to be explored in progressions of nature between imprint and form.
It formulates a research study of the current and the consumation of flower prints as idyllic illustrative forms.
When consuming natures botanic on our skins, fabrics and walls one refers to an idyllic illustration of nature and in actual remind us of nature’s form study to be perfectly gained from a block printed- perfect- painted -machinery repeat.. And questions our imagination of flowers; The tape and constructions of the packaging/ the flowerpots and all other forms are equally important when we consume flowers.
In the same rhythm of block printing each flower is repeatedly imprinted into the material in more then one-life stage to the growth, harvest and to its wither of decay.
By removing the process of the perfect imprint one has to select the flower by it's form, color, in it flowerpot, smell, thorns, earth and botanical structure in its real dimensions.
Parts of the process informed the print in progression; taped stapled from its original harvest process. No proportional change in selecting the plant flowers species depicting upon its real nature for fabrications.
The process in itself is a product; introducing all the materialities from the harvest to the printing and its final leftovers. printing process 'in bloom'. Where flowers are plucked and before they wither stamped into the fabric with hammer and wooden blocks. In the rythm of block printing each flower illustrates an impring to the given surface. The fabrics are fixated with natural decoctions making the imprints last. Material Paper Project In Bloom
Reinventing toolsets in working with nature.. In itself the materials present themselves in all stages. The quest for capturing and preserving life is researched and tested. Methodology-01- Flowerpress Printing techniques for wallpapers and fabrics. Where disregarded and rejected flowers are plucked/collected from the abundance of nature or markets. And before the whiter stamped into the materials with a hammer and wooden blocks. In the rythm of blockprinting each flower illustrated an imprint. Fixated with secret decoctions making the imprints lasting on the surfacing.
landscape study's Netherlands 2010-11
tracing the real pattern of the flowerbush
real print-28 viola's
thesis research into domestication/cultivation in flowerpatterns
toolkit for extracting flowers
- Future materials bank LINK
- In Bloom, MA Contextual Design, graduation show design week NL, Design Academy mentors; Gijs Bakker, Louise Schouwenburg, Jan Boelen, Ted Noten, Jan Konings, Sofie Lachaert, witte dame/ Eindhoven, NL
- In Bloom, MA Contextual Design, graduation show design week NL, Design Academy, witte dame/ Eindhoven, NL- In Bloom, fabrics/wallpapers, Van Abbe Museum, selected for the materialprize Eindhoven/ NL 2012- In Bloom, commissioned collection, private collection Anthropologie New York/ US 2012- In Bloom, fabrics and wallflowers and compoundbricks and ascertain films of the making, Biodesign; On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity, NAI Rotterdam/ NL 2014- ImPrint archive, walking studios, performative nature, 2019- In bloom- imprint archive, pulp soceity New Delhi- India Art fair 2020
- In Bloom, fabrics/wallpapers, Van Abbe Museum, selected for the materialprize Eindhoven/ NL 2012
- In Bloom, commissioned collection, private collection Anthropologie New York/ US 2012
- In Bloom, fabrics and wallflowers and compoundbricks and ascertain films of the making, Biodesign; On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity, NAI Rotterdam/ NL 2014
- ImPrint archive, flowerroon, walking studios, performative nature, 2019
- In bloom- imprint archive, pulp soceity New Delhi- India Art fair 2020