Hedy Hempe

Visual Artist
Enschede, The Netherlands
Mathematical structures are connected with nature, art, music and poetry. Visual art is the most natural way for me to show that. I am interested in constructing objects. Writing is a way to organize my thoughts and to articulate my philosophical ideas. Music has broadened my perception of space, time and structure. To me, reality is based on personal perception. The impressionist idea is the only way for me to understand life and death; everything is a transition from one moment to another. During that mysterious journey we experience logic and emotion. Only art can make that tangible. Through art, poems and music I try to express the existence of human thinking and being and the beauty of nature and life.
Squircle 180
90 x 90 x 10 cm
Goose eggshells, acrylic paint, wood
2020
A squircle is a shape intermediate between a square and a circle. This artwork emphasizes the magical connection between a circle and a square through spherical eggshells on a square grid. With our imagination we extend the square outside the circle. The optical effect is increased by applying the principle of infinity towards the outline. The square contains 10 x 10 = 100 eggshells and to complete the circle 4 x 20 pieces have been used. The design is related to the size and shapes of the eggshells. To obtain the optical effect every piece is placed on its centre of gravity. Shells and light create shadow effects, which makes the image graphic and dynamic.