10 Floating Observations

17 10 2020 > 05 01 2021
H.E.R.B.S. Paper | Danièle Knirim

H.E.R.B.S. Paper, a project by FANT, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet and Loes Schepens
After a long research, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet discovered that herbs used as textile dye can have a positive effect on our health. But the dyeing process produces waste – the residue of the herbs. To make the entire process circular, a collaboration was formed between the concept brand FANT, designer Nienke Hoogvliet and artist Loes Schepens. Together they explored how the herbs from their own garden, rosemary and sage, could be used to dye scarves, make paper and color paper. They created a wide color palette from yellow and green to pink for textiles, new structures in paper and special ways of incorporating as many residues from the processes as possible into new objects. Photographer Charlotte Visser captured the process in images.

Collages Danièle Knirim
The new works of Danièle Knirim focus on the highs and lows in life. The collages are about jumping towards the sky and the nasty feeling of a free fall to a dark place. From everyone’s own emotional perspective it is recognizable when the bottom has been reached, only to start longing for the heights again. In the larger works it is persons jumping and falling, represented from different points of view. In the smaller works the figures fall into abstract forms which translate the heights and the depths. The collages are made with paper from old books, Danièle collects them at book markets, antique dealers and thrift stores.