Object 25: Whispering
by Ingrid Becker, Norway

Curator's reflection by Marianne Zamecznik:
The object number 24 sent to me by K, is an open, flat vessel, with two handles, one of which seems to be covered with straw and the other with what seems like straps of leather. The inside is pink, the outside is black. The rounded rectangle shape makes me think of a basket made of straw or bast, the softly rounded corners resulting from the tension of the material. The work Whispering by Ingrid Becker is a small basket made of willow bark. The woven basket reveals its construction in the most straightforward way - so innocuous that it is easily overlooked. Whispering, on the other hand flaunts its beautiful pattern by standing on its head. The act of inversion transforms the vessel to a piece of architecture: a small dome echoing the Grand Palais.

Réflexion de la curatrice Marianne Zamecznik:
L’objet 24, qui m'a été envoyé par K., est un récipient ouvert, plat, avec deux poignées, dont l'une semble être recouverte de paille et l'autre avec ce qui semble être des sangles de cuir. L'intérieur est rose, et l'extérieur est noir. La forme de rectangle arrondi me fait penser à un panier de paille ou en fibres libériennes, les coins légèrement arrondis résultant de la tension du matériau. Whispering, d’Ingrid Becker, est un petit panier en écorce de saule. Le panier tissé révèle sa fabrication de la façon la plus simple - si anodine qu'elle en est facilement négligée. D'autre part, l’objet arbore toute sa beauté en se tenant debout sur la tête. Cette inversion le transforme en véritable œuvre d'architecte : un petit dôme qui fait écho au Grand Palais.


Ingrid Becker (b. 1952) holds degrees in textile design and art pedagogy. Her fascination with textile materials and techniques is fundamental to her artistic work. Becker has created garments in natural fabrics. In her current work, which employs different construction techniques, she makes use of a broad diversity of natural materials. The textile aspect of her work remains present both in the quality of the chosen materials and in the techniques she uses. Ingrid has been invited to present several solo exhibitions, and has participated in multiple group exhibitions. Her works have been purchased by the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, the City of Trondheim and the Natioanal Museum of Decorative Arts, in both Trondheim and Oslo.

ingridbecker.no

 

   
  
 
  
    
  
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   willow bark, 37 x 16 x 11cm, 2010

willow bark, 37 x 16 x 11cm, 2010