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US$ 1,775

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2015

Bluestone and rope

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Dimensions: 20cm (H) x 20cm (W) x 12cm (D) / 7.9" (H) x 7.9" (W) x 4.7" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Playing with shapes and stones remains fun. This is how this sculpture arose. It's made of a very special French bluestone, you can see the remains of the inclusions. The two parts are connected by a little rope. It can roll, but also stays in place. An interplay.
You can use the pebble as a stop.

This material is weather resistant, so the sculpture is also fit for the outdoors.

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Born: 1962

Hometown: Utrecht

Based in: Utrecht

Fieke de Roij, stone sculptor, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Background:
After years of working with all kind of materials, in 1994 I discovered stone sculpting. From that moment my choice was made. With the start of my company ‘Werk in Steen’ in 2005, I wanted to further professionalize my working as a sculptor and create a place to convey my love for the profession. Since 2007 I organize classes stone sculpting in my studio in Utrecht city. And also summer courses on locations in The Netherlands, Germany and France.
In 2019 I celebrated my 25 years of stone sculpting and the many years of teaching.

Working method:
The stone itself is my source of inspiration. That’s were it all starts and that’s why I constantly collect them: from containers, from the street, as a gift from people, but also from the sculpture shop.
My sculptures are clear and abstract. They arise intuitively, by combining forms and materials. While working I am constantly in search for simplicity and balance. The traces of the making process remain visible, often in the structure of the chisel stroke, but also in fracture surfaces or surface finishes. That gives the sculptures a personal signature. With clear lines and surfaces I try to evoke a powerful form.
My sculptures try to evoke an atmosphere or association. As a viewer you can make your own interpretation.
Regularly I take part in exhibitions. You can find an overview on my website.

Education:
College of Education Utrecht, teacher training Textile and Crafts (1982-1988)
Academy for Visual Arts The Hague (1995-2000)

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