Billie van Katwijk

violence of violet



The beautiful figurative and non-figurative patterns are created in a cruel way by using intensive hammering on a folded sheet to capture the colour and shape of the flowers. The action of hammering and the new way of painting brings a personal emotion in the pattern. The many different flowers and once in a while a vegetable, have their own brightness, shapes and ephemerality.
The flowers were saved from trash by the designers from flower stores and they gave them a new life. But no life is immortal, the colours will slowly fade away over the years and the cloth will get a mysterious pattern of traces.

In collaboration with Alissa Rees