Mountain Earth Figurines,

Caroline O'Breen Gallery Amsterdam 2021

Clay earth ceramics,
series sculpture size +/- 10x10 cm

The series of 125 clay earth figurines derives from the earlyer project “Breathing Mountains (2018)”. When I came home after years of traveling around ancient sacred mountains worldwide searching for stillness and solitude, I created the clay sculptures from actual collected soil from the mountains. This was for me a way to give a physical expression to my experiences around these sacred places; Mount Olympus (GR), Mount Ararat (TR. AM, IR) and the Great Five Sacred Mountains of China; De Wuyûe. 

The structure and the color of the clay soil differs per area and creates a soft pallet of earthly colors in the work. Collecting and using actual clay soil from the locations is typical for my way of working. 

Collecting clay earth from Mount Song, 
The five great sacred mountains, Wuyué China.