Ann-Marie Jonckheere is fascinated by the beauty of decay. The decay of the beauty of nature affects her more than the decay of our culture, or is that going hand in hand?

A title of an installation goes:
"Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then you will find out that money cannot be eaten", a saying she lent from the Mohawk Indians.

She is intrigued by the symbiosis of materials, or rather by the force of the interactive play of materials. The weathering process is her plastic language. Her drawings and colours come straight from nature. Iron bars wrapped in white cotton tissues are laced up with iron wire.

Coincidence produces the drawing and determines the colour. She calls them rust tattoos.


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