Orphan I (2017)

Sculpture of 97 recycled ‘orphan-paintings’ from the legacy of people that have deceased

 

The idea around the orphan sculptures mainly builds on ’transience’. It deals with the uselessness of artists and their art, since in the end probably 95% of all art ever made will end up at thrift stores, in basements or the waste bin. Re-using this waste-art (or orphan paintings) into new installations/sculptures brings me comfort by lengthening the life-cycle of art in general and thereby perhaps also my own artwork. The monumental size emphasizes this urge to be seen, heard and create and is a nice contrast with the ‘waste’ material used (i.e. discarded paintings). The egg shape refers to the new beginning, new life these paintings get.