I'm enjoying more and more the idea of making wearable pieces so here is my second one.
Inspired by microscopic insects it's a helmet/headdress made of horse shoe crabs and gold leaf, i think you can expect to see more of these in the future.
- cedric laquieze
- My name is Cedric Laquieze welcome to my blog! i've been a sculptor fascinated with creatures as far as i can remember,i've done many exhibitions in the past in Paris Belgium, Italy, Germany and of course Holland. I Graduated from the Rietveld academy where i met many people with the same fascination for organic materials and esthetic shapes. I would like to use this opportunity to share my fairies flower creatures and goddesses with the rest of you.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
So this is my Momento Mori (remember that you must die) a subject that has always fascinated me.
It all started when i found a bag of disregarded toys on the floor and decided to cover a skull with the plants, before i knew it i was so charmed by the texture of toy plants that i decided to continue.
In the end this piece entitled " i'll be a kid until the day i die" became a forest landscape on a half decomposed skeleton where one can project one's imagination and create stories within this mico- fantasy world ( which i used to do as a child).
Basically creating a full loop from my imagination as a child to the way i think now and continuing far beyond what will happen when i'm gone.
This peiec is currently showing in The View Gallery Bristol UK.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
This month I had the honor to help out on one of the new pieces in the Iris van Herpen collection. Needless to say I am and have been a huge fan of her aesthetic and it was an incredible experience to be able to see her atelier and the process in which her daring creations come to life.
I was asked to make three bird heads for one of my favorite pieces of her new collection shown in Paris for Fashion week 2013.
The heads are gull skulls with pearls, silicone and flower details.
Thanks again Iris ;)
(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Every year the bloembureau (flower office) of Holland makes an event celebrating a species of flowers and this year i was lucky enough to be chosen to promote the bromeliad flower.
The idea was to make a piece that appeals to the fashion carrier based Dutch woman and the result would be displayed in the Maison de bonneterie in Amsterdam.
Afetr long consideration i decided to make a window display including a dress and a flower skeleton and in this case i was lucky enough to be able to work on a Puma skeleton.
It was quite different from my usual techniques to use real flowers and as much as the perishable aspect scared me at first these particular flowers have proven to be resilient and beautiful beyond my expectations.
Needless to say this was a LOT of fun to work on.
the "making of" video is courtesy of my talented friends at Oxford house
( http://www.oxfordhouse.nl )
Galley Da-End Paris
I have recently had the occasion to work with Gallery Da -End in Paris (http://www.da-end.com/)
during their summer collaboration exhibition entitled "fleurs du mal" centered around flowers.
For this theme i decided to make my second fairy throne, made of diverse bones and a few dried plant elements the idea was to make a throne fit for a fairy king in nature.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Fairy Throne 2
This is the second fairy throne that i have made so far, I took inspiration from the title of the upcoming exhibition "les fleurs du mal"of gallery Da-end in Paris, i have had a lot of fun playing with it's architecture and am still fascinated by how much bones have to offer in terms of shapes and texture.
special thanks to Rob Achterberg and Marianne Hofstee for their donations.
This Piece will be exposed in Paris fron the 16th of May to the 20th of July in gallery Da-end during the "fleurs du mal"exhibition.
( http://www.da-end.com )
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
MONSIEUR PLASTIQUE (the new flower sculpture )
I had the opportunity to work for my friend Paul van der Zanden ( AKA monsieur plastique ) one of the most promising amsterdam DJ's ( http://monsieurplastique.wix.com/monsieur-plastique )
This mask I made for his performance at Valtifest 2012 Amsterdam, and I couldn't be happier with the result.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Recently i was invited to work with choreographer Sjoerd Vreugdenhil and Dansgroep Amsterdam on the performance " Viewture 2".
This performance in three parts ( Sjoerd Vreugdenhil- one i was body, Ivgi & Gerben - i could almost taste you baby and Jussi Nousiainen- Awoom ) was an incredible struggle of work, pain, esthetics and sensuality.
Sjoerd Vreugdenhil developed the set design for Viewture II
by first of all fulfilling his colleagues’wishes, and in a further
stage responding to the result of this design. This gave him
an empty, but spacious feeling to work with. He cast his
mind back over his past, and thought about how his body
felt when he was in his physical prime.Mental flashbacks of
choreographies he had danced in gave rise to the question
of how it feels to live in a thick cloud for almost ten years.
It was not physically or mentally oppressive, but it was very
limited in comparison to his time as a dancer. In order to
physically translate these thoughts and feelings, he asked
the dancers to draw on emotions from their own young life.
The creative process turned into an intensive cooperation
between the choreographer and the dancers. The resulting
choreography features five characters who each form part
of Vreugdenhil’s dance memory in an autonomous world of
the present. Sculptor Cedric Laquieze created a metaphoric
object to represent the theme,thus catalysing the dancers
both mentally and physically.
The sculpture in question is one of the flower skeleton series that the dancers affectionately called Pina.