Mental clouds

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︎Playground, Bospolderplein 16, Rotterdam

Simply touching and shaping could be a meditative movement in which the physicality of the material shapes the hands’ gestures and sequentially sculpts a mental object. The being in this situation might recognize its hidden authenticity by taking care of an unshaped lump of clay.

Without having a prenotion of what the rough lump of clay in hand could potentially look like, I just grabbed a random amount, having no idea how I was going to shape it. My hands followed the natural structure of each lump of clay and helped them become what they “wanted” to be. I confess that the creativity and opinions which are supposed to play roles in making them were actually not there with me, I abandoned them as if they could bother the mental pleasure.

I questioned myself what was there taking a part of making these strange creatures. Is that merely the being which left these traces on this material?

I later smashed them into nity pieces in August 2021, as they took a lot of space in the room.