About the artist

Else Ringnalda gets her inspiration from the question what the ideal world looks like. A world in which people treat each other and nature with respect. In 1938, the cultural historian Johan Huizinga described Homo Ludens, man at play. Between 1956 and 1974, Constant created the New Babylon models in which Homo Ludens lives. Else Ringnalda makes sculptures of Homo Ludens. She sees her sculptures... Read more

Else Ringnalda gets her inspiration from the question what the ideal world looks like. A world in which people treat each other and nature with respect. In 1938, the cultural historian Johan Huizinga described Homo Ludens, man at play. Between 1956 and 1974, Constant created the New Babylon models in which Homo Ludens lives. 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 sway, 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.

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