Lie makes herself visible and invisible in this pair of identical chairs. She acquired them from an old married couple and then worked on them herself with a gouge and hammer. In working with pairs she looks for the interplay and contrast between two identical things in a single image. Lie trained as a sculptor and her work is often created by the repetition of a single action. She herself says, 'At first there is sorrow and pain, but as the work proceeds it changes. When the experience is over, the work is finished. The working of chairs is not destructive but constructive, because after an initial disturbance of their order they come to show a new reality again'.
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|Material and technique||Wood|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 96.5 cm
Width 42 cm
Depth 40.5 cm
Lie van der Werff
|Accession number||Stad-B 127 a-b|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1992|
|Age artist||About 30 years old|
|Research||Digitising Contemporary Art, City Collection|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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