In 2012, Internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra was commissioned by the architects of the Barnes Foundation (Tod Williams | Billie Tsien Architects) to create 15 large-scale felted wool and silk panels for the Annenberg Court, and two large felted silk tapestries for the Garden Restaurant at the Barnes.
Jongstra creates visceral landscapes of texture and colour. These site specific and often monumental murals and sculptural installations have a strong connection with their physical space. Using a surprising range of natural materials and techniques, Jongstra’s distinctive approach involves a breathtaking inquiry into the mysteries of dye crops and natural pigments from which her intense nuances of colours are crafted. With deep connections with her surroundings as vital elements for the production of her work and sustainability at the center of her philosophy and working process, Jongstra is committed to the preservation and activation of natural and cultural heritage.
179 pages, with 430 color and black & white illustrations throughout. 9.8 × 13.7 in. (25 × 35 cm.) English. Paperback. Sealed in plastic. Published in February, 2018. Limited availability.