Collaborative project with Muz Delarte (woodworker). Elduende means 'gnome wind' or 'wind of inspiration'. 

 

As a human being and artist I'm always been fed by the unexplainable. Looking for the meaning of things all my work so far was an investigation into rituals and faith. I do believe that art can comfort and cure, both the creator and the recipient.

With the work for 'Home altars' I grab back to an age where everything was still selfmade, a world of spirits and gods, magic and nature. Women have traditionally been the guardian of tradition and rituals and I have found with 'Elduende' a stage or form in which we can invent our own rituals and shaping them. With self-invented gods and mythical figures, but taking advantage of the strong visual elements that heat our collective memory for thousands of years.

Elduende - Home altars

Elduende #3 (Home altar) - 2016

 

Sculpture/assemblage by Ingeborg Vriends

Size closed: 55 x 75 x 20 cm. / open: 90 x 75 x 20 cm.

 

Representing a home altar for Ezili Dante from recycled wood, oil on canvas, metal, ceramic figures and embroidery. Collaborative project with Muz Delarte (woodworker). Ezili Dante is the African and Haitian spirit of love and beauty.

Elduende #2 (Home altar) - 2016

 

Sculpture/assemblage by Ingeborg Vriends

Size: ± 55 x 50 x 15 cm. 

 

Representing a home altar for Granny Mary from recycled wood, oil on canvas, metal, ceramic figures and embroidery. Collaborative project with Muz Delarte (woodworker). Ezili Dante is the African and Haitian spirit of love and beauty.

Elduende #6 (Home altar) - 2017

 

Sculpture/assemblage by Ingeborg Vriends

Size: ± 75 x 60 x 20 cm. 

 

Representing a home altar for the Marassa twins from recycled wood, oil on canvas, metal, ceramic figures and embroidery. Collaborative project with Muz Delarte (woodworker). The Marassa twins are the devine children and African/Haitian spirits of love, thruth and justice. They represent the blessing and gift of children and connect earth with heaven, reason with mysterie, and human impotence with divine powers.

Elduende #7 (Home altar) - 2017

 

Sculpture/assemblage by Ingeborg Vriends and Muz Delarte

Size: ± 105 x 90 x 25 cm. 

 

Representing a home altar for Erzulie Fréda from recycled wood, oil on canvas, metal, ceramic figures and embroidery. Erzulie Fréda is the spirit and patron of love and luxury, of compassion, but also of seducing  and flirtation. Without distinguishing between sexes. She also has a darker side and can act jealous and spoiled. This heavy, big piece has lots of old wooden rosaries from churches that should be attached below

Elduende #5 (Home altar) - 2017

 

Sculpture/assemblage by Ingeborg Vriends and Muz Delarte

Size: ± 50 x 55 x 22 cm. 

 

Representing a home altar for Erzulie Fréda from recycled wood, oil on canvas, metal, ceramic figures and embroidery. Erzulie Fréda is the spirit and patron of love and luxury, of compassion, but also of seducing  and flirtation. Without distinguishing between sexes.

She also has a darker side and can act jealous and spoiled.

Elduende #1 (Home altar) - 2016

 

Sculpture/assemblage by Ingeborg Vriends

Size: 90 x 90 x 20 cm.

 

Representing a home altar for Ezili Dante from recycled wood, oil on canvas, metal, ceramic figures and embroidery. Collaborative project with Muz Delarte (woodworker). Ezili Dante is the African and Haitian spirit of love and beauty.