SeeAllThis, Art Magazine #24: Colour Fields, Curated by Claudy Jongstra
See All This, 2021
Colour is making a comeback. For so long we’ve been oblivious to the slow disappearance of colour from the world around us; fields and pastures have become more monochrome, our clothes have been stripped of their brilliance and our gardens have lost their wilderness. Guest curated by artist and activist Claudy Jongstra, the winter issue of See All This is coaxing colour back into our lives. For over twenty years, Jongstra has dedicated her life and her art to the traditional craft of dying wool with natural pigments. These organically tinted materials are the foundation of her monumental textile works. Using wool from her own indigenous herd of Drenthe heath sheep and plants from her own garden, Jongstra creates artworks which attest to the beauty and import of nature’s colour palette.