Laura Delvaux & Ada Van Hoorebeke
The Size of a Room, Laura Delvaux & Ada Van Hoorebeke, Installation photographs by © Amandine Nandrin/La « S » Grand Atelier.
The Size of a Room is an ongoing colaboration by Laura Delvaux and Ada Van Hoorebeke which started during a summer residency program at La « S » Grand Atelier* in Vielsalm Belgium 2018. This collaboration continues now in winter 2019.
The Size of a Room is a work based on Delvaux´s drawings executed with Ada Van Hoorebeke in batik a resist dye technique with wax and natural dyes on cotton, Van Hoorebeke usually works with. The work evolved around the artists shared interest for nature and domestic objects and the wish to connect these elements in a universe the size of a room. For example the line drawings and objects by Delvaux are mostly inspired on top views of imaginary flowers. Other drawings represent the sky with moon, stars and sun. Every represented object is caught and connected by a web of lines, neatly fitting between the edges of the surface. The same themes appear in the batiks on textile made in collaboration with Ada Van Hoorebeke, which can be draped on objects and frames in different compositions. The colours are made with indigo leaves and fruits and scrap iron. The wax is a mixture of recycled candles and organic bees wax. After the dyeing process the wax was reused once more in flower shaped candle sculptures made by Delvaux.