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Visually Stunning Juxtaposition of Wood and Stone with Plexiglass

Netherlands-based artist Diederik Storms draws upon the mysteries of nature to create his captivating collection of organic sculptures. He uses raw substances, like stones and petrified wood, combined with plexiglass to create a visually exciting juxtaposition of materials. He says, “Nature, more than anything else, confronts me with the question of what is invisibly present behind all that is alive.”

To create each piece, he sculpts the sections together using milling, chafing, and carving techniques. The combination of dense wood or stone sits in direct contrast with the transparent plexiglass to create a distinct connection between materials. As viewers inspect the sculptures, various intensities of light change and move across the plexiglass to generate a continuously changing body of work. “The transparency of this material offers a literal spy hole on that which also could be a suggestion of another hushed reality,” describes Storms. “In a way, [the different shades of light] expose something of the essence behind [the piece].”

Diederik Storms' website
via [Lustik]

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