Earth. Upcycled: LAND

This tapestry is the first and one of four canvases under the project name Earth. Upcycled, dedicated to our planet and preservation of its resources.

The subtitle of this work is LAND. My first intention was to show a process of human mind finding harmony and balance through the image of natural design: landscapes and earth substances.

My life and art practice are mindful.

I bought 28 kg of second-hand yarns on the Internet with a plan to use absolutely everything that fell into the bag.

It took me 6 months of weaving and 2 months of break since the war in Ukraine has started. The tapestry remains unfinished, and the narrative has changed dramatically.

On 24th of February, I left my studio apartment in Kyiv with no understanding what future would bring, leaving everything behind without proper thinking.

After coming to a safe place in Antwerp, I felt the need to continue my art practice by finishing this piece and telling a story about experiencing war, both my personal and my people’s.

I asked a colleague to go to my apartment and pack my weaving tools and loom with attached tapestry to it. Then I found a courier, who delivered my work from address to address, Kyiv-Antwerp.

The LAND traveled by land, and now it is ready to be finished.

130x140 cm
2021-2022
Jean-Marie Petyt
Els Wydaeghe
Anastasiia Stefaniuk
Anastasiia Stefaniuk
Anastasiia Stefaniuk
Anastasiia Stefaniuk
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Myriam Michiels
Carine Van Steirteghem
Jean-Marie Petyt
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Nousjka Daniëls
Myriam Michiels
Myriam Michiels
Hannelore Nuyttens
Hannelore Nuyttens
Hannelore Nuyttens
Hannelore Nuyttens
Hannelore Nuyttens
Hannelore Nuyttens
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Myriam Michiels
Fabienne Verhulsel
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Lauke Huys
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Christine Marchand
Kristien Hubrechts
Sophie Van Hoecke
Tom Veys
Leen Sterkens
Leen Sterkens
Leen Sterkens
Leen Sterkens
Joachim Dumoulin
Joachim Dumoulin
Fabienne Verhulsel
Yoni De Muynck
M.Marx Marx (Mard Reifferscheidt)
frieke verle
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Jan Verwée
Nousjka Daniëls
Elisabeth Bracke
Elisabeth Bracke
Fabienne Verhulsel
Ellen Proost
Ellen Proost
Ellen Proost
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
Jeroen Goubert
COLETTE CLEEREN
Martha Vanhoof
marjoke schulten
marjoke schulten
Christine Marchand
Sebastian Josep Ferran
Sebastian Josep Ferran
Sebastian Josep Ferran
Jean-Marie Petyt
Jean-Marie Petyt
Sebastian Josep Ferran
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Els Wydaeghe
Els Wydaeghe
Fabienne Verhulsel
Fabienne Verhulsel