NEW GLASS NOW
Very proud to have my work "Zeeuws Licht no.1" in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery OCTOBER 22, 2021 — MARCH 6, 2022
Thank you to @corningmuseum Susie Silbert and @smithsonianamericanartmuseum for this amazing showcase!
"Light of Zeeland"
The longing for a new landscape, the terrain between heaven and earth. It is the colour that occupies me and the light of movement. Just what appears before me, I am not looking for it. The nesting in the earth, the fire, water and being shamelessly reborn.
And always searching for that light and that deep desire to do it like that again.
"But it wouldn't be a way if I stood still" Ans Bakker 2017
Inspired by nature and her landscaping.
Her beauty and vulnerability.
How we always want to push the landscape into a design that suits us.
Harvest from the earth to control or not.
My glass is a reflection of playing with control and surrender and find the right balance.
I try to express the fragility of the landscape. A unity with ourselves. As part of the landscape. We are the landscape. I want to give it something human, something tangible, something enlightening, something that calls for tenderness, for affection, for touch and for cherishing. Feelings that I also experience in the silence of the landscape. In the daily noise and fast-paced economy, I sometimes lose it, and can pick it up again through this work. I translate what I see and experience and try to do so as purely as possible. That is my duty to extract the highest possible value from it and to transform it into form, into glass. It develops with time and will therefore always change. Sometimes I come very close, that is very special, it opens your heart and you are touched. And sometimes it is a way to it.
For photos of these objects, click on ‘GALERIE’.
Ans Bakker, born in 1963 at Zwartsluis, Netherlands
1989-1993 University of the Arts Theater Design Utrecht
2010-2015 Higher Degree Glassart(BA), State Institute for Arts & Craft BE)
Ans Bakker glass visual artist |
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