mini Paper art reliefs | the way home series | 2020

The Way Home series | mini paper art reliefs | 2020

Wanderlust is in my genes. At least four generations of my family have dotted the map of the world – some free to travel or relocate as they wished, the unfortunate forced away by colonization and world wars. With my freedom I wandered far from my native Netherlands, returned between trips, and for now built my home in Israel.  

Naturally, the wanderlust genetic heritage that was passed to me from my ancestors was my way of connecting, enriching myself and adopting to my new Israeli habitat: history, nature, people, culture, and values. I left my footprints in soils from rural to urban, faded paths to new roads, desert sands to muddy streams.

The Way Home series is a diary of these walks. It abstracts my encounters with new colors, the desert, ruins, rock formations, streams, valleys, and new horizons so hugely different from the Dutch landscape I was born in.

Fresh insights that I gained from looking more critically and deeply at nature during these journeys stimulated personal reflections of my relocation process. Each newly discovered earth skin mirrored my own layers of assimilation and absorption into Israeli society inspiring themes of up-rooting, re-rooting, germination, blooming & decay in my paper art.

On every journey I take, the only way through is forward, no matter how challenging or difficult, it ends with my findings and my way home.

Inquiries to purchasing these paper art reliefs contact the artist. Part of this series is specially made for the Eretz Israel Museum shop, Tel-Aviv during the Craft & Design TLV Biennale 2020 while my Protective Blanket is being presented at the Rothshield Hall of the museum. 

Image courtesy: Marcus & Fraiman 

 

All images and text are copyright by Bianca Severijns 2020

Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020

Volcanic stone | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Ruins | The Way Home 2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Vortex  1 | The Way Home 2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Cliff 1 | The Way Home 2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020

Valley | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Tree bark | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

City Wall | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Plowed | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020

Sea | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Stream | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Shoreline| The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Dunes| The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020

Wave | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Vortex 2 | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Harvest | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Shells | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020
Bianca Severijns, paper art, paper artist, contemporary art relief, contemporary artist, contemporary art, TLV Crafts and Design Biennial 2020, the Way Home series 2020

Hay| The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Cliff 2 | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm 

Thistle | The Way Home  2020  | relief

Technique: Hand-torn paper, konjac, acrylic

Size: H30 x W30 x D9.5 cm