Sisu unlimited

Submitted by Lux-nova

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Client

Location: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $4,285

Project Team

Artist

Ellen van der Leeden

Lux-nova

Other

Ari van Herpen

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Overview

This work is in the art of dalles de verre. For this particular work the Dalles are sorted by color, with complementary colors: amber and purple. “Sisu” is a Finnish term that means something like perseverance, an iron will to complete a certain, often difficult task. 'Slags'I are processed, which provide a special distribution of light.

Goals

The goal was to create a contemplative object. The church as shown is now a protestant church, beautiful restored, without the colored stained glass it probably had in times before 1574.

Process

For the 'foot' on the statue I used stainless steel. This is welded by Mr Ari van Herpen.

Additional Information

Dalles- de verre has saturation in color as almost nothing has. In my work I'm constantly searching for boundries. In this material both ends of the spectrum meet; it is strong but fragile, like the human soul.