When Petra de Vree came back to the Netherlands in 2008, she had only been working with natural clay. In the 30 years she hadn’t worked with this material there came all new sorts of clay on the market. So she tried out a number of different variations to discover their properties.
Haar Dracht is made of paper clay. This material makes it possible to work a lot thinner than the traditional chamotte clay. The image is a result of a search for ultimate potentials of the material.
Haar Dracht literally means Hairstyle. It could also be translated by ‘The way she wears clothes’ or ‘The way she carries’.
The size of the sculpture is 62 x 28 x 21 cm.