148 x 143 x 50 cm
58.3 x 56.3 x 19.7 inches
IERTU is a playful interpretation of a stuffed animal, and more specific to a deer with large antlers, hanged above a hearth-fire. This visual reference came into existence by change, when Ervinck studied the lower side of his sculpture ANIHUAB. IERTU thus is an ode to the many-sidedness of 3D sculpture.The artist’s signature style is a cross-pollination between the virtual and the real world. The digital designing process allows the artist to create very complex forms which cannot be created by means of hand-drawn sketches. The design process of this work is very closely related to a new form of architecture which is commonly referred to as ‘blob architecture’. This kind of computer-aided designs resulting in organic, amoeba-shaped, bulging forms was firstly explored by an architect named Greg Lynn in 1995. This is a new movement whereby architects remove themselves from the previous linear and corner- like box structures and instead turn to rounded, bulging shapes as structural forms.