SLS 3D print
60 x 36 x 28 cm
23.6 x 14.2 x 11 inches
SEVALIS is derived from vegetable structures and coated with a glossy varnish which in turn refers to the virtual genesis of this form. This sculpture seems rooted in the vase. At the same time its 'branches' lead the eye of the beholder upwards with a dynamic force. This complex form has an organic look but cannot be pinned down to this.
An important source of inspiration for this work was a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. There, Ervinck saw a display of 18th century Meissen vases that were illustrated with an allegorical depiction of the four seasons. These flamboyant vases are lavishly decorated with plants, animals and creatures that can seem more beautiful than their originals in the natural world. While this porcelain is a testament to great craftsmanship, it also has an absurd side: a combination that Ervinck strongly admires. While Rococo and Baroque are not styles that many people enjoy today, these artistic forms of plant mutation are an ode to the aspirations of that generation of sculptors.