Things Around Me by Kristin Hensel
University of Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle/Saale
The greek denotation hyle is translated as the word for wood and second as a word for matter. Matter is what things are made off.
We are surrounded by some kind of raw matter, whose quintessence has to be explored. In the beginning things can be vaguely. They start growing and the end is about to sense, but not to forsee.
The Collection Things Around Me describes situations and things surrounding us. The designer’s intention to create shapes and forms is characterized by the picture of raw matter that is sculpted like stone to the nucleus.
„Die Dinge um mich bilden ein Muster,
das mich unbeweglich umgibt.“ (Dirk von Lowtzow)
By using a digital – textile – printer, self-created patterns of wood surfaces as well as abstracted black and white themes are generated. Moire tissue similar to woodveins intense the variety of impression.
„In den Adern des Holzes seh ich Gesichter.“
(Dirk von Lowtzow)