woensdag 4 mei 2011
Tuominen’s object works have their points
of departure in visual ideas and thinking.
Her art links together objects, words and images
into a single rich jigsaw puzzle of ideas.
In her hands, everyday utility objects,
metal kitchen utensils, broken crockery
or ordinary buttons from flee markets
are miraculously transformed into something else,
but without losing their original nature.
Via small additions, the use of colourful balls of wool
and skilful crochet-work, or simply by sorting and combining,
realisations of the artist’s ideas
in visual form grow organically out of them.
A subtle addition brings about an unspoken metamorphosis.
The works return to presence the colour of blueberry milk,
the sounds of manual work, the chalk-smell of the school classroom,
what it tastes like, what it feels like to the touch.
(text from www.verzameldwerk.be)