Private Residence NL

For a radically modern private residence in Leeuwarden two very different art pieces were created. On the stark concrete background the blue indigo piece is felted in a rhythm of small waves in a variation of natural fibres. In contrast the dark brown woolly cloth seems a natural hide but actually uses the eaborate quality of the hairy yarn of the Drenth Heath sheep to the full. The two pieces though ruffled and imperfect in appearance bind together the eclectic art collection in the space perfectly.

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NL 2016
Private Residence
Material: Drenthe Heath wool, mohair, silk, natural dyes
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The Grand Reading Room at Penn Libraries

Finalizing the large artwork for the Moelis Grand Reading Room of Penn Libraries 
We made an estimation on how many stitches there are in the large Penn piece ( 53'.8,5" ft x 18'.5" ft or 16,37 m x 5.5 m) and we calculated on an approximation of 53 meters of embroidery there are about 9.180 stitches!!
Commissioned by Gensler Philadelphia.

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Treasures of Nature

A beautiful impression about our Treasures of Nature program for youngsters

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Flower Portraits

Just after the summer of 2016, inspired by the radical close-up flower paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, Claudy Jongstra focused on creating a series of Flower Portraits. In between her many huge virtually monochrome murals, in these new amazing pieces a myriad of radiant colours abounds in the flower petals stemming from a pivotal heart.

The strong outbursts of creativity show the enduring power of natural dyes from pigment plants as indigo, cochineal, chamomile, dahlia, madder, weld and walnut on the everlasting beauty of wool, linen and silk.

 

 

 

Photos by Rob Versluys

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NL 2016
size (each) 1m x 1,7m
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Spring of Light

Making its home in the waiting room of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek cancer institute in Amsterdam, "Spring of Light" goes beyond art. It aims to give mental, emotional, and physical comfort to viewers and users of the space.

The soft yellow pigments are given from the Chamomile flower, Matricaria Recutita. In Latin, ‘matri’ means mother, while ‘caria’ is care; its exceptional properties are embedded in the name itself.

The Chamomile plant is known for its medicinal qualities such as promoting calm, and emotional well-being. The soft colors palette extracted from the petals have to power to calm the mind.

Natural indigo has been used worldwide for centuries and comes with legends and beliefs all its own. The magical blue of the Indigofera Tinctoria has a duality in itself. It invites us to focus on the pigment and lose ourselves within it. It has the ability to make us feel limitless.

"Spring of Light” refers to sparkling light on a leaf in the Spring and the hope that it brings.

 

 

Photos by Rob Versluys

All subjects are staged. 

 

 

 

 

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AVL, Amsterdam , NL 2016
corporate commission
Size: 3m x 5.4m
Material: Wool, silk, mohair, natural dyes
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Intern Interview- Jess

Jess ended her European travels with three months at the studio working on developing educational and social impact projects. 

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Moments of Intervention

Adolescents from 13-16 years of age are still seeking and forming. Their minds are continuously evolving and therefore more receptive to external influences. This time is vital for young people in seeing their own potential. Particularly adolescents who are struggling to connect, whatever experiences they might have had or story they might have lived, they all pose questions and are searching for unique answers. Non-traditional visions of care are needed.

We aim to provide catalysts for positive change: nurturing confidence, allowing to better adapt and thrive our evolving world. Building relationships with peers removes inhibitions and shows creativity in action amongst their equals. We aim to share the resources that our Studio has a long history with and inspire adolescents to create meaningful connections with people, place, and planet.

There are many ways to answer and react to posed questions. Moments of Intervention seeks silently by little steps to reconnect one to oneself. To offer a way of rooting, an organic manner of sharing with, and learning from each other by doing. Exploring tangible possibilities by giving an impulse.

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Intern Interview- Nico & Andy

Nico & Andy joined us at the studio for two weeks and learned a bit about how we transform raw sheep's wool into rich felt murals. 

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Intern Interview- Joyphie

Joyphie, a fashion student studying in Berlin, completed a one-month internship and tells us about her experience at Studio Claudy Jongstra. 

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Human Pulsation

Commissioned to hang in the new foyer of the Rechtbank Amsterdam, 'Human Pulsations' depicts rhythmic, engrossing lines that represent the collective beat of the human pulse. In an environment of constant activity and high emotion, this piece provides a moment of mental rest.  

 

photos by Rob Versluys


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Rechtbank, Amsterdam, NL 2016
corporate commission
Size: 6.5m x 2m
Material: Wool, silk, mohair, natural dyes
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