Dear Jungfrau

How to map an ever changing landscape? This work is a reaction* of the book and wallpaper ‘Colour Based on Nature’ by Dutch bookmaker Irma Boom and that I took as a guide to visit one of the pages of the book; a striped colour landscape based on a photograph of the Swiss Jungfrau-Aletsch area. The woven book resonates the formation of the Jura mountain area, that was once the bottom of the sea and raised upwards because of tectonic forces shaping the Alps. The photographs Aliki made during a hike on and around the glacier are woven with a high definition jacquard loom. This makes it possible to weave the many details and textures of the landscape with high precision.

Images book: Clara Lilian Berger

*In the context of the exhibition ’10 Years Thomas Eyck’ curator Jules van den Langenberg invited me to react on one of the works in the t.e collection;┬áthe book and wallpaper ‘Colour Based on Nature’ by Dutch bookmaker Irma Boom.
Read here more about the exhibition.

Commission by Zuiderzee Museum.