Lava Lake – Festen

Pottery and Textile Design

Lava Lake – Festen is a collection of several objects: paintings on canvas, gif-files, hand-painted porcelain, and textiles. What brings them together is a grid motif of red lines that form a vibrating and moving spot. This structure – folded, rugged and slotted – is once an abstract ornament, and another time a base for figurative representations. In this living “fleshy” tissue, there appears a gap revealing the raw surface of the object: canvas, porcelain or textiles. This gap in the pattern encourages the viewer to look beyond the illusion, under the surface of the image.

© GOSIA HERBA 2014 Festen.

Lava Lake Collection appeared at the “Polish Design: in the Middle of” exhibition as part of Dutch Design Week 18-26.10.2014 TAC (Temporary Art Centre) Eindhoven.