Lolly Scramble II / Original Beehive Artwork
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"Lolly Scramble II" by Claudia Aalderink is an original assemblage artwork made from recycled beehives on plywood. Each piece is hand cut and individually put together by Claudia with no two pieces alike.
Dimensions: (d)600mm tondo
Medium: Recycled Beehives, Plywood
Claudia Aalderink is a Kihikihi based artist, originally from Holland and has lived with her family in New Zealand since 2005. She is a forerunner in her design and constantly reinventing the possibilities of her medium. Balancing the tricky combination of running a gallery (The Mandarin Tree) and creating her own works that are becoming very sought after.
Claudia has always had an interest in re-using and recycling material for artworks and in 2012 she came in contact with a large number of discarded beehives meant for firewood. Without hesitation she started exploring this new medium by disassembling them and revealing the beautiful character of the boxes in a new lease of life. “Each piece has their own story and I love the honesty of the material. I don’t hide any of the ‘scars’ created over time. They merely add to the final outcome of a piece”.
Within a reduced visual vocabulary of circles, squares, rectangles, and lines, she explores the subtlety of colour, scale, and composition creating original pieces of art.