Anja Roemer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht, specializing in Theatrical Design. During the years she spent working in the theater and television industry several commissions for costumes and attributes came her way from people such as music composer Karlheinz Stockhausen for performances of some of his works. The desire to work on a more independent basis caused her to take up sculpting in 1984, a study at the same Academy in Utrecht. Since 1997 Roemer works as an autonomous sculptor and visual artist, focusing on themes like lif...
Sculpture: 'Poppy Seed-II (Il cominiciamento della Luna-II)' by Anja Roemer
nature inspired sculpture, urn
Studying poppy seeds that have fallen from my bread on the table, with a magnifying glass, I find the same whimsical structure and form that was shown on the picture of a 1000-times enlarged photograph of poppy seeds. Fascinating, the way continuously concatenated patterns of quadrilaterals and pentagons, hexagons and heptagons spread out over a peanut-like form, sprouting from a kind of omphalos.
Always harmonious, never identical, enlarged poppy-seeds, embryonic shapes with ridges to hold on to the earth, with invisible covers so it can contain ashes
15 x 23 x 17 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 6 in x 9 in x 6 2/3 in
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