Mirjam Boomert – the Netherlands - Threads of thought
catch my heart
catch my drift
don’t get me
Starting from scratch, that is what you do with a new project, no preconceived ideas and let the subject sink in. A good starting point and a way to challenge yourself, as happened this time. Working from my studio in het harbor district I often use recycled materials, mostly textiles. By touching these fabrics, the ideas arise automatically. Touching the skull for the first time, it felt so cold, I wanted to make it feel more comfortable, so I covered the face with a cotton rag which I tore to little pieces. In the process of working on that, slowly the idea came up to open the skull and show the world my inner thoughts. I used cotton thread to wrap small objects and rusted metal wire I found on the little beach near my studio; they represent the thoughts that go on and on in my head and of which at some point I don’t even remember the original thoughts, let alone whether they are true… By connecting all the different elements, the unstoppable flow of thoughts gradually became visible.
Mirjam Boomert - Threads of thought - mixed media - 27x31x33
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