Title: The Shapes We´re In
Size: Bikinis, about 10 cm x 32 cm x 15 cm, Painting 68 cm x 48 cm
Material: Plywood /Aquarelle
ABOUT: The Shapes We´re In
One summer morning I woke up with an image of a wooden bikini in my mind. Once in the studio, I started cutting out bikini pieces in wood and piecing them together with dovetail joints. As the sculptures were taking shape I tried to figure out what the project was about. First thing, a wooden bikini does not stretch, and if one tries it on, it breaks. The bikini bra turned out flat without me giving it a conscious thought. The bikini was as rigid as an architectural drawing coming straight out from the flat paper. The painting is an attempt to visually pour a body into a rigid shape. To me, this work somehow connects to another project of mine called BodyScape where I physically pour lightweight concrete into a swimsuit.