Esmée van den Akker
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Einzelgänger (2017)

 

35x35x185 cm

ceramics, iron construction

 

This is a totem of letters that look just like balloons, but are in fact heavy ceramic objects. The totem spells out the word "Einzelgänger". It is a German word that is often used in Dutch, but it can hardly be translated into English. The meaning comes closest to ‘he who goes alone’. I feel great respect for the word and that which it represents. There is an existential quality in loneliness and this work tries to tribute to that.

 

 

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