A visual artist based in the Netherlands, motivated by a resonance with rippled structures in the natural landscape, currently developing 'Musculo-vegetal'. This project embodies analogous research that explores the similarities between fibers in plants and human muscles tissues.
Pillar of Resonance
Plant fibers, framed with oak wood and museum glas, 179cm x 33cm x 19cm
The work is a human scaled translation of the Erector Spinae, a group of muscles located on both sides of the vertebral column that spans the entire length of the back from the base of the skull to the pelvis.
Pillar of Resonance is part of the MicroMacro herbarium series that embodies analogous research, delving into the parallels between fibers in plants and human muscle tissues. Through intricate processes of dissection, fermentation, and positioning of fibers, the Alterhouse series offers a variety of scaled works, revealing the microscopic and macroscopic anatomical tissues of our intimate anatomy across different layers of our reality. The essence of MicroMacro lies in its aim to induce a meditative state, encouraging viewers to reflect on the life forms that constitute our bodies. It conveys the profound concept that we are fundamentally resonant beings intricately connected to cosmic currents.