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 working period of two months in an authentic Chinese ceramics factory. In collaboration with local workers I developed this work with natural products from the environment, such as the clay and the glazes. The factory specializes in handmade flower pots and other ceramic purposes. The workers use a technique that is special for the Yixing region.

 

The ceramic spheres are the result of research into color, contrast and proportions. These individual spheres, which are placed next to each other, always relate differently to each other and thus influence the complete pattern. The work consists of 81 spheres divided into five colours per sixteen objects, with one sphere remaining unglazed. The pattern and layout is different with each presentation.

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