A sense of belonging
The work consists out of seven frames; each frame contains a wearable brooch in the shape of a black branch and a fragile wall object. The type of wood of the black, branch-shaped brooch is matching the leaf-shaped wall object.
Heat is an important factor for the formation of both pieces. The leaf is made in a complex process where glass powder was melted on top of thin, wooden vineer.
From a psychological perspective, a sense of belonging is a basic human necessity, being at the level of importance of that as food, water, and shelter. It is the emotional need to be a accepted member of a group and to be an important part of something greater than yourself.
These emotional and fragile wall installations are reflecting on my current feelings on that subject and represent my own search for a sense of belonging.