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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Giovanni Gelmi - returning to 'The Enchanted Garden'

We are very pleased to welcome this artist back to the garden;
Giovanni Gelmi (B) is a master - in making metal dance!
Not just are his lines so full of grace and elegance, but with a bit of movement in the air, his sculptures actually do dance!



“ Ce qui frappe dans le travail de Gelmi, c'est l'éclectisme de ses œuvres, mais également la grande dextérité du soudeur – “ (Extrait – Lucien Rama)  

To learn more about Givanni Gelmi's art, please visit his website!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Johild Mæland - 'Wire Drawings'


Art Sanctuary Welcomes Johild Mæland

(Norway)
a master of the old decorative painting techniques, she has restored and renewed  many old walls and interiors of public and private buildings in Norway.
The last years she has brought some of the old patterns and shapes into a whole new dimension: her new work with stainless steel wire – a slow and meditative process, creating ‘wire drawings’.
 
 
To learn more about Johild Mæland, please visit her presentation at Harding Puls
Harding Puls is a forum of artists of all discilplines situated in the Hardanger region, Norway.
 
 

Veerle De Ridder - Duality of Glass


Art Sanctuary Welcomes 

Veerle De Ridder

(Belgium)
 

'Golden future'

"My choice of glass as a medium of expression has not come about through careful consideration but lies purely with the intriguing and attractive power of this material.
Glass is a material that was discovered by coincidence centuries ago and ever since has been used to create innumerable objects, utensils as well as art, of which millions have survived the test of time.
Although it is a very breakable and brittle material, artists, designers and industry find more and more applications for the use of glass.
For me glass inspires, seduces, challenges and teaches.
What fascinates me most is the duality of glass. Glass can be used in unlimited ways to fashion and manufacture objects while still maintaining a very fragile nature.
Nature”, the essence of all life on this earth, is to me an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of glass objects.
The influence of a glass object, functional as well as plastic, is often so big and can be so enriching
… that I always enjoy accepting the challenge."

Veerle De Ridder



To learn more about Veerle De Ridder, and her work,
please visit her website!


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Anne Notebaert; The perishable from the imperishable


Anne Notebaert:
(Belgium)
"The perishable from the imperishable life find its way into her glass; Pearls referring to the sublime, to the eternal."


"For me glass inspires, seduces, challenges and teaches.

What fascinates me most is the duality of glass. Glass can be used in unlimited ways to fashion and manufacture objects while still maintaining a very fragile nature. 


'Schelpenschotel'  
 

"I love the beautiful, the strong, the pure -  the power and strength of life. 
 - It is the loss of these qualities in human life and nature which captures me; 
This what I try to express in my work; with glass -  and with wood; 
preferably wood which has drifted for a while in the water or the sea. 
My work is about new growth; slowly from death to new life -  of transience to permanence. 
The eternal ebb and flow of the rhythm of the sea is my second inspiration."


'Zeevuur'
Nature”, the essence of all life on this earth, is to me an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of glass objects. "

To see more of Anne Notebaert's work visit her site
 


 


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Maria Bemelmans - interdisciplinary and experimental


Maria Bemelmans
(Netherlands)
is one of 5 artists working with GLASS we are very pleased to welcome to 'The Enchanted Garden' this year; though not only glass - -  

Maria Bemelmans is interdisciplinary and experimental - her work encompasses two- and three-dimensional art, (site-specific) installations, video, sound, performance, nature-art, poetry and art in public spaces.  An international artist, having worked in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, America, Russia, her work is featured in both corporate and private collections.

Please visit Maria Bemelman's website to explore more of this artist's work.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Ingen har varda den vegen...

Ingen
har varda den vegen
du skal gå
ut i det ukjende,
ut i det blå.

Dette er din veg.
Berre du
skal gå han.
Og det er
uråd å snu.

Og ikkje vardar du vegen,
du hell.
Og vinden stryk ut ditt far
i aude fjell.


Olav H. Hauge
 
Presented by Francois Monnet
 
 

Friday, 1 March 2013

The Enchanted Garden - 2013 - commences!

Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden' - 2013 commences! 

 
'Et parfois il semblait que quelque chose que nous n'avions jamais vu mais longtemps désiré allait arriver, qu'un voile allait se déchirer...'  (Hermann Hesse)

Art Sanctuary is very proud to announce the arrival of French artist Francois Monnet, with a most special collection of 'kakemonos'; a large series of textiles inspired by Norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge
- the creator of the Theme Poem for this  'Enchanted Garden' exhibition - 2013
 
'Det er den draumen' - 'It is That Dream' - 'C'est le rêve'
 
 
Francois Monnet is a most multifaceted artist,
primarily working in photography and theatre/performance.
Having spent many years in Norway, Francois Monnet has translated and published,
as well as performed with, many of Olav H. Hauge's poems,
including the Centennial theatre performance honoring Olav H. Hauge (2008).
 
Francois Monnet's  'kakemonos' series is part of present exhibition
'Meeting Point Wood' -
 
a Norwegian /French collaboration
between Museum of Normandie and Museumssenteret i Hordaland
 
 - Released for exhibition
in 'The Enchanted Garden' of Art Sanctuary, 2013
Sponsored by
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Enchanted Garden will include more aspects of Francois Monnet's art -
more information will follow!
 
In the meantime, visit Francois Monnet's website