We Are All In This Together - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens

We Are All In This Together

Ceramics handmade in China
Commissioned
5.10 x 5.10 m
2008

The installation We Are All In This Together was made during a work period of two months in an authentic Chinese ceramics factory. In collaboration with the local workers I developed these spheres with the natural clay and glazes that are typical for the Yixing region. The factory specialises in handmade flower pots, of which I used several existing moulds to create a new sculpture. The ceramic spheres are the result of research into color, contrast and contradicting proportions. The objects are placed next to each other, but always relate differently and thus influence the pattern every time it will be presented. The work consists of 81 spheres divided into five colours per sixteen objects, with one sphere remaining unglazed.

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We Are All In This Together - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens
We Are All In This Together - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens
We Are All In This Together - Installation by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens