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Hannah Streefkerk

Hannah Streefkerk

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Hannah Streefkerk’s work relates to the passing of time in nature and to the cyclical nature of time. The works can be seen as visual metaphors for our shared responsibility of protecting nature and lessening our impact on the environment. At the same time they prompt us to contemplate our natural surroundings. To notice things, to stop once in a while. Time and the fact that everything is temporary are aspects of life that the environment and every human have in common. The lush green foliage of summer turns into falling autumn leaves which in turn become a source of nutrients for next spring’s growing season.

Through her interventions in nature itself, in forests, on fields and riverbanks, and her sculptural works, 2-dimensional works and installations inspired by natural elements, she delicately illustrates this passing of time, growth and decay and the continuum of life. In most of her works Streefkerk uses textile techniques as embroidery and crocheting, and she exhibits over the whole world.

 

PATCHWORK | 2011 Ameland, The Netherlands | Artificial grass sewed on the real grass.
A TIME FOR | Installation made of pieces of birch bark sewed together
MENDED LEAVES | Framed dried mended leaves with yarn
TO CONSERVE | Stones covered with a crocheted jacket.
Sweden
International
2016

Workshops: Yes
Talks: Yes
Commissions: Yes