About the artist - en Welcome to the International Art Exhibition Working theme 2022: Light, transparent, reflection, colour Friday 24th June - Sunday 25th Sep. 2022; Fri., Sat., Sun. & Public holidays 13:00 - 20:00
Depicts the homo ludens in a world where people treat each other and nature with respect.
Else Ringnalda gets her inspiration from the question how the ideal world looks like. A world in which people treat each other and nature with respect. Else Ringnalda makes sculptures of Homo Ludens. She sees her sculptures as extras in a utopia. These Homo Ludens are people who discover and develop their talents. They offer space and admire each other's differences. Some sculptures swing, others float on water, moving under the influence of wind and current. This gives the impression of creating a theatre on water where a different scene can be seen each time. To emphasise the equality between people, Ringnalda makes androgynous sculptures. Their form is created after manipulating reality by, for example, lengthening limbs or broadening shoulders and leaving out details. The figures are introverted without suggestion of movement or unequivocal expression. They seem absorbed in their play.
(Text from the website of Else Ringnalda)