Sarah Joy Swarts, “Jardin Coulés” (2017)
The publication covers Sarah’s artist residency at FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists in Genk (2016-2017).
The project Jardins Coulés focused on the artist’s grandfather, who dreamed of being a tropical botanist. When he failed to become one, he was sent to the Dutch colonies for military service. Afterwards he accepted a job offer in the Limburg mines. The fact that coal, the main produce of these mines, is the remnant of prehistorical tropical plants – and that her grandfather was indirectly working as a ’tropical botanist’ after all, was the starting point for the project. It resulted in numerous small and large paintings.
The publication reads like a diary of the artistic process.
Text written by art historian and curator Stef Van Bellingen. In collaboration with FLACC Genk. Graphic design by Atelier Petit.
20 x 26 cm, softcover
25 euros (excl. shipping costs)
On buying it, you will support the work of an emerging artist.