Scetches Bigi Batoto, 2024

During a 3 month residency at Tembe Art Studio in Moengo, Suriname I made a series of small cardboard objects. The spherical towers of mosques and temples on the way from Paramaribo to Moengo were the startingpoint for the series. During the process, the forms evolved from architectural to organic, they became carriers of the impressions I gained in Moengo and the surrounding area. Fruits and vegetables from the forest, the drawings on the wings of a butterfly, the power of the sun and the flow of the river can be seen in the various objects. Two large scaled objects are cast in concrete. These sculptures are a permanent part of the Moengo sculpture park close to Tembe Art Studio. The objects owe their name Bigi Batoto to their structure; just like the Surinamese fruit Batoto, the works are composed of five parts with a round core in the middle. The scetches are part of the collection of the Contemporary Art Museum Moengo.
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