Mr. & Mrs. (Zenith-Brandjes)

carpet, A4 paper, painted broomsticks
140×420×640 cm
2002

An orange-coloured carpet is meticulously cut out to resemble the silhouette of a bare tree. Underneath a portion of the carpeting, a group of black-painted broomsticks push upwards, forming a tangled bulge within the otherwise flattened surface. Within the middle of the tree figure an opaque circle of A4 paper sheets form a “moonrise” scene through the branches of the “tree”. Broomsticks scarred from use extend outwards to the windows appearing to break through the glass into the real world beyond. Through employing simple materials, the work conjures a familiar space from the imagination into contact with real time.