Nom de Plume: ‘Ludo’
A very dear elderly man told me music is the mother of the arts. His explanation;’ I’ve never seen someone cry over a painting. But when I listen to Debussy or hear the voice of Maria Callas, I sometimes not even notice I’m crying’.
I could not help but take this as a starting point in regards to the competition. To dance is to move. It is letting your inner emotions play with sound. Playing in an endless variety of options. Needless to say something I very much enjoy.
Dancing involves rhythm as it is impossible to me to dance ‘off beat’. Therefor I used quite a demanding grit; the circles were made with a waterjet.
I wanted to voice the melody of the music by the thin lines ( sand-etching technique).
The feeling, the inner stir, the emotion is expressed by the use of color. For window A, it is a more blue motion. To capture attention to loss and sadness. Dancing can be a great way to relieve pain.
For window B it is a red tidal wave, expressing joy, energy and the inexplicable happiness caused by moving in-sync.
All these layers form a performance. They belong together. Enjoy.
In this panel a small part representing window A. The application is made of float glass 6mm, cut with a waterjet. The circles in it are etched mouthblown flash glass, Lamberts. This is the front side of the window, most visible from inside the dancehall. The layer on which the float-circular panel is glued is a similar panel, only this one is sandblasted on the backside. For a panel in real size I will be using 8mm glass, for this sample 6mm float will do just fine. The application is a Silgel application.
Stevens Competition 2018
Applique, sandblasting, etching
ca. 465×465 mm.