Antoinette Donkers-Dekker

Tree

Porcelain

Powerfully rooted in the earth and with branches rising to the sky, the tree is for me a connector between heaven and earth. Literally, but also figuratively. In nature, everything is always only itself, pure, pure and good. That purity has a lot to do with heaven for me. In the trees, the white unglazed porcelain clay symbolizes this.

The earth in which the trees are rooted, is represented by the black glazed porcelain bottom. 

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Abmessungen : 7 cm x 15 cm x 14 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Jahr : 2021
Material : Keramik
Stil : figurativ, symbolistisch, poetisch, zeitgenössisch

Antoinette Donkers-Dekker

I would describe my pieces as images of hope.

Dark and light, earth and heaven are central themes in my entire body of work, together with human emotion / my emotion. My pieces show my personal development, my search for God and for myself, my struggle and liberation.
In recent years, light has played a larger role in my work than before. The light grows and struggle and pain transform, while forms, which for a long time used to be figurative and expressive, are becoming more abstract. A balance develops between the dark and the light, a balance between earth and heaven.

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Together 1
This piece is autobiographical. I was born the youngest in a family with three children. My mother had loved to have four children, but about a year before I was born she had a miscarriage. I also shared in this loss. I could feel lonely. In the piece Together 1 I bring together two embryonal forms. Together they take on a new shape, together they are a new whole. Creating this piece was transformative for me. Loneliness was transformed into something new, something that is good and pure and lighter. To emphasize the purity, the piece has been glazed glossy white.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik
Together 2
This piece is autobiographical and is a sequel to Together 1. In the piece Together 2 I bring two embryonal forms together. Together they take on a new shape, together they are a new whole. Creating this piece was transformative for me. Loneliness was transformed into something new, something that is good and pure and lighter. To emphasize the purity, I made the piece out of pure porcelain clay, which turns a beautiful white when fired. Working with porcelain is an intensive and time-consuming process. Porcelain is self-willed work with and requires patience and love. This fits in perfectly with the embryonal theme, as does the beautiful white colour.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik
Beginning
Belly and boat, arise and being on the way, salvaged and rooted.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik, Keramik
Forest
Forest, porcelain white pure trees, rooted in mother earth.
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Trinity
Porcelain Powerfully rooted in the earth and with branches rising to the sky, the tree is for me a connector between heaven and earth. Literally, but also figuratively. In nature, everything is always only itself, pure, pure and good. That purity has a lot to do with heaven for me. In the trees, the white unglazed porcelain clay symbolizes this. The earth in which the trees are rooted, is represented by the black glazed porcelain bottom. 
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik
Believe
"Believe” shows a standing woman with spread wings, her head upright and her hair flapping in the wind. "Believe" is about believing and trusting in yourself. About believing in your own strength, goodness and beauty. About believing in your possibilities and talents and being allowed to spread your wings. During the making of “Believe”, this sculpture became a kind of guard for me, a kind of protector of freedom and peace in general. Like an angel, this female figure keeps watching over peace and keeps believing in it, even against the odds. She is peace herself.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik
About Freedom
The sculptures "Arise", "About Freedom" and "Believe", include a short series. The theme of this series is believing in yourself and building your visibility on this belief. “About Freedom” shows a similar sculpture to "Arise, but more powerful. She is powerful brown. The legs are more active and wings are attached to the torso. This woman gets up and spreads her wings. She is powerfully present, but has not yet fully grown.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik
Arise
The sculptures "Arise", "About Freedom" and "Believe", include a short series. The theme of this series is believing in yourself and building your visibility on this belief. “Arise” shows a female figure getting up. Still without arms and a head, but the movement has begun. It is an inner rise and a beginning to believe in one's own strength and dignity.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Keramik
Aleppo
Father and deceased son. Created based on truthful images about Aleppo. Nominated for the Van Lanschot Art Prize 2016, audience winner, first casting purchased by Van Lanschot. A father jumps out of a car and carries his seriously injured son to the hospital. The son is quickly placed on a stretcher. Although the doctor is immediately on the scene, the boy dies. The pain off the father is indescribable. I visualize this enormous tragedy, which unfortunately is a daily reality. I made this sculpture as a form of prayer for father and son.
Antoinette Donkers-Dekker, Kunstharz
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