We often stumbled upon the wonder of fertility in her creation in glass. The questions what germinates, when and how, continues to fascinate Fredy. In its imagination, the themes “breast and ovum” are next to each other.
The connection with the enigmatic...
In this sculpture Fredy establishes the connection with the enigmatic imagination of Artemis from Ephesus, in which the breast and the ovum fuse. At Fredy all elements of fertility find their clear place. Around a wooden core she creates a figure of a woman in steel lines. They orbit around her prosperous lap in an eternal move.
Ans van Berkum
Estate 'Aas het schol' in Wilp
The sculptures on the estate ‘Aas het schol’ in Wilp near Deventer are inspired by one of the stories of the Kalevala, the national Finnish epic, which I came in contact during exhibitions in Finland.
The sculptues are inspired.......
The woman is the air goddes and water mother Ilmater in one of the creation stories of the Kalevala. She was partially visible while lying on the infinite waters. The red-faced duck laid his eggs on her, from which the universe and various heroes were born. There are several versions of this story.
For me, the story was quite surprising, because there is no mentioning about the man, as with Adam and Eve. Mankind is curious about the early beginnings of his existence and reproduction. We think we can manage everything including reproduction, but for many in the modern Western world the natural fertilization of the ovum is no longer self-evident.
Glass is the perfect material to depict fertilization/development of the ovum. The statues were created ‘ La Madre de la Fertilidad ‘ and ‘ Diosa de la Fertilidad ‘.
The sculptures in this series are narrative and have a relationship with comic strip drawings. The goddesses of fertility are accompanied by a King who wears his fallus on a platter. The fallus and crown are of blown glass or bronze. The head and magical fan are of poured glass.
The blown and in sand poured glass is used in combination with solid wood, cast iron and forged iron or bronze.
La Danza de la Fertilidad
The Infinite waters.......
For fredy, the story was quite surprising, as there is no mention of the man, as with Adam and Eve. Man is curious about the early beginnings of his existence and Reproduction. We think it is possible to regulate everything and therefore reproduction, but for many in the modern Western world the natural fertilization of the egg is no longer self-evident.
Material: cast glass, forged and lacquered Iron.
Dimension: 160x150x50 centimeters
Kosmisch ei - Cosmic egg
With the organization “Nederlandse Kring van Beeldhouwers” an art route in the forest “Amsterdamse Bos” with the theme ‘Connection‘.
Fredy used Ash wood (trees) from the Amsterdamse Bos and the ovum is made from bark of palm trees from Spain.
Dado La Vuelta
Material and size:
Bronze, 76 centimeters
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