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Karin Herwegh Mini Exhibition






Being fascinated by (simple) objects and their potential to tell stories, not necessarily their own, I'm always on the look-out to find them.


Apart from everyday life and nature, I use the books in my library, the vast number of sketches and notes L've made in the last 20 years, and the internal (information and images from all kinds of cultures, times and places) as a source of inspiration.

From these thoughts, images and texts I select the ones that are suitable to be 'translated' into objects.


After a process of astraction, all differant elements are tranformed and 'updated'; they lose their initial meaning, context and status. This process allow to connect item from opposite woulds to come together in a new setting. For instance, a long narrow shape next to a bird may represent a hunter's tool, a beak, a bar, a mere graphic element...


To me, it is important that each gets its shape during the carving of the wood; each stroke of the knife leading t the next, leaving room for alternations at an time until the object is finished. This approach means that the moment in witch the piece is made partly dictates the outcome. All seperate components are then linked together, and following a certain theme, narrative or memory, a composition is formed. There is no fixed design mand beforehand; every necklace is made within its own whimsical logic.


Other than focusing on development in technology, purposeful thinking and  functionality, in my work I try to concentrate on the various ways in which an object can be interpreted, and as in the work of a craftsman, factors like time, slowness, imperfections, and decisions made, remain visible. This way, the 'experience' of the making remain apparent. In addition to that (notwithstanding being part og work makes me feel independent from technology)


For me as an artist, I think it is more interesting to place question marks than provide answers. The works are thus open to be appropriated by the viewer, following his or her own imagination.