Echinozoa

Date2017

Installation ‘Echinozoa’ is the outcome of a form and material research inspired by the growth structure of invertebrate marine animals. The focus is on the group of echinoderms.

The most common species within this group is the ‘stony sea urchin’, the starting point for this research.

The skeleton of this sea urchin is characterized by a rhythm of various rounded bulges, to which the spines of the animal were attached.

The threatening tension of each uniquely shaped bulge, the structure that results from its repetition and the reflection of light, creates a fascinating world on its own.

Echinozoa focuses on enlarging, translating and abstracting this world. Combining different materials with each one’s own tactile and visual characteristics creates a new version of this fascinating growth structure.