to make it as thin as paper, to come as close as a written letter in porcelain.
a personal written letter where there’s too much exposure about yourself you rip it in pieces..that is how I got inspired making this work. how vulnerability or the expression of ‘you’ can be ripped into thousand pieces. how disrupter can lead to beauty.
the beauty of how I achieved to bring fragility in porcelain. the reflection of the fragility of a human beings life.
I discovered a way to harness my experiences, taking disparate fragments of the world around me and transforming them into letters.
I experimented with different kinds of porcelain, colour palettes and thickness. I found a new ratio with the porcelain, a game of colours, composition and hidden messages.
emotion, is a great motivation in my work. allowing myself to experiment and discover new techniques and shapes in an organic way. unpredictable things can lead to great results. you will find hidden messages in my work, pieces of the written letters and sometimes just a clear message, a statement on its own.
HIDDEN MESSAGE by Martine Thoelen
Porcelain/video InstallationThe 1000 handmade porcelain multiples was an installation on my solo exhibition 'White is Aura'.
Tafel van martineMix en match. All porcelain items are available in the online shop.
Bois de rose. Graanmarkt 13."Bois de Rose". The series "Bois de Rose" exclusively available at Graanmarkt 13. Read the story.