Graduate Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2001
spoons, spoons, spoons…
in Gebruach nehmen
Spoons, spoons, spoons and the question: What do people live on?
Spoons as tools to live, to be nurtured physically and mentally.
Spoons that are loaded with traditional and personal values. Emotions.
Spoons that become Kleinode, little precious things you (would like to) possess.
Spoons that you would like to keep close to you and carry with you. As was once customary.
What makes a spoon a spoon? The shape, the function, the contents? Or just the fact that I want them to be spoons?
The relationship to and with spoons.
Spoons you acquire and make a part of yourself through daily use. Using spoons in a specific and personal way, perhaps like nobody else.
Spoons that awake and become alive like a companion.
Celebration of daily life in little moments. Personal daily rituals.
Spoon-beauties with all their peculiarities and little insufficiencies.
‘Is a thing loved because of its beauty, or does something become beautiful because it is loved? … Maybe beauty is nothing else but being loved.’
Adapted from The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
The spoon experience
‘Oortjeslepel‘ (Ear Spoon), 2001. porcelain and silver
‘Geflickter‘ (Repaired), 2001. vintage china plate, silver, 18 ct gold
Spoon Ring, 2001. vintage china cup
Egg Spoon and Finger Object. silver
Egg Object, 2001. goose egg, silver
Mirror Spoons, 2004. antique silver spoons engraved and lacquered
Votive Spoon, 2004
Spoon Loop, 2004
Spoon Clips, 2004