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Jewelrassic Park by Felieke van der Leest in Beijing

Exhibition  /  TravellingExhibition  /  28 Sep 2018  -  15 Dec 2018
Published: 22.09.2018
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Intro
With her keen eye for the contemporary subject matter, narrative qualities and playful mind, her work constantly keeps developing in new directions. Van der Leest also describes her work: “When I am working with colors, I feel like a painter. When I am working with metal, I feel like a constructor. And when I am working with toys, I feel like a child.”

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Felieke van der Leest
Felieke van der Leest was born in Netherlands in 1968 and moved to Norway in 2008. Her fascination with animals nurtured from her childhood, when she lived near a zoo in Emmen. With her lifelong interest in textiles and her goldsmithing skills, she creates jewelry which reimages the secret life of animals as jewels. Her unique jewelry objects bring delight and magical worlds to the imagination of the viewer. Van der Leest uses plastic toy animals to convey the thoughts and ideas behind her pieces, sometimes in a recognizable role - often pointing to fairytales or proverbs- sometimes quite outspoken, touching on subjects such as environmental issues or animal abuse.

The jewelry art she produced for more than twenty years, has been displayed all over the world. She had numerous solo shows in art galleries and major retrospective exhibitions in museums. Her works are among collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB; Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, Den Bosch, NL.
 

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Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 h.
Felieke van der Leest. Object: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver, glass beads, leather, magnets crocheted, metalwork, embroidered.. 20 x 20 x 31 cm. An object with brooch.. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver, glass beads, leather, magnets crocheted, metalwork, embroidered.
20 x 20 x 31 cm
An object with brooch.
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Cupidopteryx, 2016. Crocheted, metalwork, embroidered textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver.. 10 x 11 x 9 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Cupidopteryx, 2016
Crocheted, metalwork, embroidered textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver.
10 x 11 x 9 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Object: Duo Dupli Diplo, 2016. Textile, plastic animals, Argentium® silver, glass beads, steel, leather crocheted, metalwork.. 25 x 35 x 14 cm. An object with earrings. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Duo Dupli Diplo, 2016
Textile, plastic animals, Argentium® silver, glass beads, steel, leather crocheted, metalwork.
25 x 35 x 14 cm
An object with earrings
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Felieke van der Leest. Object: Attendronosaurus, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver, glass beads, topaz, steel metalwork, embroidered.. 15 x 17 x 16 cm. An object with brooch.. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Attendronosaurus, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver, glass beads, topaz, steel metalwork, embroidered.
15 x 17 x 16 cm
An object with brooch.
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Half Moonwolf, 2012. Textile, plastic animal, gold, argentium® silver, glass beads, leather.. An object with brooch |Brooch 10.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm | Rainbow statue 11 x 11 x 3.5 cm | Total as object 14 x 11 x 11 cm
. Technique: metalwork, crochet work | Edition: 5 | Signed: FL engraved on silver part.. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Half Moonwolf, 2012
Textile, plastic animal, gold, argentium® silver, glass beads, leather.
An object with brooch |Brooch 10.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm | Rainbow statue 11 x 11 x 3.5 cm | Total as object 14 x 11 x 11 cm
Technique: metalwork, crochet work | Edition: 5 | Signed: FL engraved on silver part.
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Cradleboard Bambi, 2013. Textile, plastic animal, glass beads, gold, leather. 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Cradleboard Bambi, 2013
Textile, plastic animal, glass beads, gold, leather
7 x 3.5 x 3 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Lunatitia Velociraptorina, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, cubic zirconia. 14 x 7 x 7 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Lunatitia Velociraptorina, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium®, cubic zirconia
14 x 7 x 7 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: The Gonzalez Brothers, 2011. Textile, plastic animals, gold, silver, cubic zirconia.. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: The Gonzalez Brothers, 2011
Textile, plastic animals, gold, silver, cubic zirconia.
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