It Takes Something of Extreme Beauty

to Render Me Speechless

By Dayna Spinner

In an unusual turn, I am at a loss for words.  It takes something of extreme beauty to render this normally verbose girl speechless, and here is just such a series of work by artist Peter Gentenaar.  But I’ve been struggling for descriptive language for 3 days now and for the purpose of sharing his art with you, I’ll plug along and give it my best shot. The process involved in creating these stunning floating objects is pretty darn cool.  He mills his own paper, using long fibers, then buttresses the paper using flexible bamboo rods.  As the paper dries, it shrinks about 40%, causing the bamboo to bend and curve. While this certainly makes each finished piece a bit of a surprise, it should be noted that he has to have a deep understanding for how the bamboo will bend depending on where and how he attaches the rods to the paper, as many of these shapes are quite deliberate.   OK, now that the technical reference is finished, let me just say that his works, displayed in a French abbey church and monastery in honor of the 25th edition of the festival of classical music of St. Riquier, remind me of watered silk blowing around in the wind, or drifting in underwater currents.  It reminds me of the floating and twisting essence of dancers using veils.  I want to stand under them and walk around them, and observe them from every possible angle.  But in the end, I still feel that whatever I could say about these works is paltry at best.  They really speak for themselves.

  1. beecakes reblogged this from beecakes
  2. aestheticflowers reblogged this from jshea890812
  3. fuelledbycaffeineandjoy reblogged this from bomoarts
  4. missiesgone reblogged this from bomoarts
  5. letshumblybelieve reblogged this from bomoarts
  6. flamingpioneers reblogged this from bomoarts
  7. thehospitalbombers reblogged this from aestheticsism
  8. cinnamontart reblogged this from myarraym
  9. dinsp reblogged this from peano and added:
    Peter Gentenaar
  10. x-anth-e reblogged this from bomoarts
  11. popupthoughts reblogged this from bomoarts
  12. starlitdreaming reblogged this from vi0lette
  13. phthaloblue1 reblogged this from bomoarts and added:
    It Takes Something of Extreme Beauty to Render Me Speechless By Dayna Spinner In an unusual turn, I am at a loss for...
  14. yellowlines reblogged this from bomoarts
  15. my-indigo reblogged this from thesoulchronicles
  16. p3ngu1nman reblogged this from endlessly-fascinating
  17. wanderlustx41 reblogged this from bomoarts
  18. onadoor reblogged this from herwrittings
  19. omnewzielobs reblogged this from bomoarts
  20. smithdaniel reblogged this from bomoarts
  21. greatmortcotrals reblogged this from bomoarts
  22. ytho reblogged this from intothewildfire
  23. pin-dragon reblogged this from blesstheweather
  24. intothewildfire reblogged this from blesstheweather
  25. blesstheweather reblogged this from bomoarts