“Violette Fassbaender, natural inspiration
These sculptures cause an alternation between the unique object and the object part of a whole. There is a gap between fragment-objects, splinters, fallen rocks, and unique objects defined in the imagination.
A dialogue is created, born from the rhythm of the different volumes containing these sculptures, and the tension of the vaults whose bulge is different.
These sculptures first give sensations of weight, suggesting stone, rock, petrifaction. And yet, they often rely on a single point of support and swing as soon as they are touched because they are not anchored in the ground, and thus are very light and a sensitivity open to any vibration.
What I try to do is to grasp the laws of shapes and structures produced by nature, made in connection with my own creative will of forms.
I try to approach the birth of forms from random and conscious effort. I try to approach the meeting point between order and chaos”.
Violette Fassbaender, November 2006
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
Cultural Center Seto, Japan
Musée Ariana, Genève, Swiss
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