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Francis Willemstijn: Anarchist Garden

Exhibition  /  11 Sep 2010  -  16 Oct 2010
Published: 10.09.2010
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Francis Willemstijn. Necklace: Mountain Devil, 2010. Agate, iron, wood, paper, plant, textile. Francis Willemstijn
Necklace: Mountain Devil, 2010
Agate, iron, wood, paper, plant, textile
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Intro
Willemstijn’s new jewellery flourishes on such fertile ground. She is not concerned with weighing up what is sensible or not, with making judgments about beautiful or ‘right’. Instead she works with only the expressiveness of the materials she chooses. With Willemstijn, history is always a part of the creative process.

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Francis Willemstijn
The garden seems to be the last bastion of nature in our cultivated world, yet here too the need to control is great. Even in an allotment complex you’re more likely to trip up over rules and obligations than the roots of trees. For Francis Willemstijn it was a relief when she finally found an allotment without any monitoring of your weeds or cultivation tendencies. Even waste matter is given the chance of a new life. For her this was heaven on earth: an anarchist garden.

Willemstijn’s new jewellery flourishes on such fertile ground. She is not concerned with weighing up what is sensible or not, with making judgments about beautiful or ‘right’. Instead she works with only the expressiveness of the materials she chooses. With Willemstijn, history is always a part of the creative process. This time she has used fragments from her collection of antique herbarium in her work: books filled with lovingly dried flowers and plants. Out of this came associative brooches, experienced as a day in the countryside, and enchanting necklaces with the sea wind still blowing through them. Work that is every bit as anarchistic as it is respectful for the power of growth, flowering and decay.

Ward Schrijver
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Remarks

Opening:
Saturday the 11th of September 2010 at 17.00  hours.

Open hours:
Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 - 6.00 pm or by appointment
Francis Willemstijn. Necklace: Autumn Gale, 2010. Copper, garnet, smokey quartz, myrica gale, wood, textile, paint. Francis Willemstijn
Necklace: Autumn Gale, 2010
Copper, garnet, smokey quartz, myrica gale, wood, textile, paint
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: 15, 16, 2010. Copper, iron, wood, paper, lacquer. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: 15, 16, 2010
Copper, iron, wood, paper, lacquer
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Corsage, 2010. Copper, wood, paper, paint. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Corsage, 2010
Copper, wood, paper, paint
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Garden 22, 2010. Zinc, iron, wood, linen. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Garden 22, 2010
Zinc, iron, wood, linen
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Zeist 1937, 2010. Brass, wood, paper, plant. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Zeist 1937, 2010
Brass, wood, paper, plant
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: Rosa, 2010. Wood, linen, paper, plant. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: Rosa, 2010
Wood, linen, paper, plant
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Francis Willemstijn. Brooch: American Oak, 2010. Gold, copper, wood, leave, paper. Francis Willemstijn
Brooch: American Oak, 2010
Gold, copper, wood, leave, paper
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Francis Willemstijn. Necklace: Gagel, 2010. Agate, copper, wood, paint, lacquer. Francis Willemstijn
Necklace: Gagel, 2010
Agate, copper, wood, paint, lacquer
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Francis Willemstijn. Necklace: Late September, 2010. Ruby zoisite, copper, paint, textile, lacquer. Francis Willemstijn
Necklace: Late September, 2010
Ruby zoisite, copper, paint, textile, lacquer
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Francis Willemstijn. Necklace: Australian Puff, 2010. Wood, agate, plant, textile. Francis Willemstijn
Necklace: Australian Puff, 2010
Wood, agate, plant, textile
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Francis Willemstijn. Collier: Ericaceae, 2010. Garnet, agate, brass, wood, plant, textile. Francis Willemstijn
Collier: Ericaceae, 2010
Garnet, agate, brass, wood, plant, textile
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