Sculpture and installation

 

The butterfly and I, 2005

The butterfly and I, 2005
butterfly, wooden boxes, foil
2 parts, 20 x 15 x 16 cm each
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / This work was made as a pendant piece to You and I (2004); looking at a natural mother-of-pearl glow or looking at oneself in iridescent cardboard.

Sculpture and installation

 

Wonder boven wonder (Wonder of wonders), 2004

Wonder boven wonder (Wonder of wonders), 2004
butterfly: Morpho Achilles from Ecuador, painted wood, box,
ball of pink quartz, pencil, double terminated quartz crystal
9 x 48 x 31,5 cm
edition 2

Note / After a visit to a shop in Amsterdam that sells stones and minerals, Van Warmerdam returned home with a double terminated quartz crystal and a butterfly with two amazing brilliantly coloured stripes. She brought these two coincidentally assembled wonders together in Wonder of wonders and crowned it all with a manmade rose quartz sphere.

Sculpture and installation

 

You and I, 2004

You and I, 2004
butterfly, wooden box, tape, metal
20 x 15 x 16 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / How can a work made by an artist be reconciled with the way that work is seen by the viewer? After making a case containing a tropical butterfly like a jewel, Van Warmerdam stuck strips of reflective aluminium tape on the window of the case. The title of the work was soon decided.