My name is Robijn Sonneveld, i am a textile artist living and working in Amsterdam. I make felt collages through which i explore the mystique of life and nature.
It is a spiritual journey of becoming aware of my natural being. In my eyes, this is living and thinking in line with your soul. Due to conditioning, we increasingly lose touch with this.
To restore this contact, i started working from the same principles as nature.
The Chinese word for nature is Zi-Ran and means “of itself so”.
Being open to what presents itself. The unknown. Nothing can ever be the same.
Unburdened by thoughts of how i ‘should’ act or how the outcome ‘should’ be, i explore the path of natural action. I do this by making felt collages. These collages consist of hand-formed and dyed pieces of felt, each with its own character created during the process.
The felt pieces are incorporated into free-flowing nature abstractions with no beginning or end that can grow endlessly.
With my work i invite you to let go, to relax and not to force but to give life a chance to flow in its own way.
A commissioned work of art is a valuable collaboration between me and the client. The client’s perception of the world and environment are important and are included in the creative process.
Size and colours are chosen in agreement.
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