Bone china is often associated with classic English crockery, but was used for this project to create a light object with monumental dimensions and appearance. It is made up of a large number of parts. The cast elements have hand-sculpted models as a base. Together they form a slightly arched dome, whose parts differ greatly in light color and intensity by variables such as wall thickness and size.


Piet Hein Eek
Halvemaanstraat 30
5651BP Eindhoven

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Texts: Maaike Drescher / Gerard Bovenberg
Sponsors: Stichting Van Achterbergh - Domhof

Organized by Bergontwerp

Research into the relationship between sculpture and installations in the (public) space forms a theme in Gerard Bovenberg's work. Working on a light object, bone china porcelain aroused his interest due to its translucent character and its sculptural possibilities. Since then Gerard Bovenberg investigates the possibilities of the material in terms of shape, scale and the aspects that influence the character of the light. Recently he was given the opportunity to realize the long-standing wish of making a multi-part lamp or light installation on a monumental scale. In this way a connection is also made with earlier work, in which the relationship between object and enviroment plays a significant role.

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