Water Philosophy 1
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Printed on 'artist archival paper', limited edition of 10
W: 250mm x H: 275mm
W: 10" x H: 11"
Approx. Weight: 0.01kg
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About "Water Philosophy 1"
Limited edition prints, each numbered and signed by hand by me; Anna-Kirsten).
There are 5 different prints and each with a caption underneath the image to remind and inspire us of this beautiful pure substance called "water".
Printed on 'artist archival paper', 25cmx27.5cm, there are 10 available of each print (50 in total).
You can buy them as a set of 5 or individually.
I felt I needed to make a series of water prints after I painted "water" in an oil painting and photographed the result. The process of capturing the water with oil paint on canvas got me so intrigued from the surface down to its very essence, this wondrous thing. It was a very absorbing experience trying to capture the essence, the layers of depth and colour, reflections in the water, fluidity. It is an immortal movement that flows through everything and us all.
It made me realise how precious water is, it connects us to everything this substance that we all share, our bodies alone made up of 50% to 65% water! Giving life!
The caption written underneath each image are my own and quoted (where mentioned).
Something to think about and hopefully trigger a feel of responsibility and awe:
The Philosophy of Wonder; to wonder is a personal experience between the confirmation of reality being one-way and another, the melting point between evaporation and fossilising. Because she meets with reality at this point, she is a floating state between understanding and incomprehension. - Anna-Kirsten
"That's all there is, a bunch of atoms in a void. Don't be sad my friend, just think of the infinite possibilities that arise from different arrangements of those atoms!" -Democritus from Abdera
Each event is random yet alters the probability of later events. - E.O Wilson
What is the shape of Water? An ocean refuses no river. -Anna-Kirsten
Can you comprehend the perception of infinite unity?
Like blood flowing through our veins, water flows through us all, giving life to everything in nature, trees, animals, mountains and human beings. -Anna-Kirsten
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My fascination and affinity goes out to the natural world. I marvel about existence and the mysterious role that every living and non-living thing plays in our universe. Experiencing the delicate interconnectedness of existence and its biodiversity on earth has led me to wonder more into the metaphysical realms. Exploring the transient nature of being and the nature of 'nature': considering life and death as part of a cycle, as well as an eternal coming and going.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist, I internalise and capture the essence of a place, creature or the forever changing landscape. I use different mediums to create my artworks like painting, drawing, film, photography, sculpture and installation.
With my art I hope to ripple a positive impulse and awaken a compassionate attitude in people towards the natural world.
Anna Kirsten; Born in Holland 1989, currently living in South Africa.
Eco-Training, SA (Professional Field Guiding Course) 2014-2015
Academie Minerva Groningen, NL (Fine Arts) 2008-2012
Penryn College, SA (Matriculated 2007)
"Chicken Challenge" supporting the cause 'Hands at Work' exhibition, South Africa. 2019 (group)
"Ubundance" group exhibition, White River Art Gallery, South Africa. 2018
"As it Was" group exhibition, White River Art Gallery, South Africa. 2018
"N/om - impressions of the invisible that ties us together" Duo Exhibition in collaboration with artist Koos Buist in Sign+ Gallery, Holland. 2017
"Chicken Challenge" supporting the cause 'GRIP' exhibition, South Africa. 2016 (group)
Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, Ijhorst Holland. 2014 (group)
Open Atelier Exhibition "Last but not least", Groningen Holland. 2014 (group)
Gemeentehuis Emmeloord expo, Emmeloord Holland (paintings in collaboration Mark Bakker). 2014
Wall Painting in collaboration with Mark Bakker at "GYM" exhibition "Miami Vice", Groningen Holland. 2013
Festival der Aa, Drenthe Holland. 2013 (interactive art-work in collaboration with Elzo Oterdoom)
Stomerij Gallery, Groningen Holland. (group)
Solo Exhibition at Stoep, Nelspruit South Africa. 2013
Graduation show Academie Minerva, Groningen Holland. 2012 (group)