It thrills me when my work manages to slightly itch the viewer’s brain.
You can find a memory of movement throughout my works. Taking inspiration from science and nature, I try to translate these into my own language.
My practice revolves around two different lines of work. On the one hand, I love to challenge myself with large-scale kinetic sculptures. On the other, I enjoy to dive into a more design-based approach with smaller-scale pieces which are halfway between sculpture and furniture. My general approach is quite intuitive and playful, having the most fun with them in my head and putting them out in the open. I strive for my sculptures to follow their own path in the process and become shaped like creatures. I enjoy rethinking the materials (such as clay, fired or air-dried) I work with, challenging their physical properties and meaning.
Another important aspect for me is the perception of the audience and how visitors experience and behave with the works, leaving behind prior assumptions.marthewille.com