Annelies Planteijdt


cardboard, thread
8 5/8 x 1 3/8; 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches

Dutch artist Annelies Planteijdt made these cardboard pieces in 1982, during her final year of study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Rectangular strips of humble cardboard have been strung together into adornment that is surprisingly senuous, rippling and undulating in response to the movement that occurs as they are worn. The following year, Planteijdt remade these pieces in 8 karat gold for her graduate exhibition, but these earlier versions in cardboard show her commitment to challenging convention through the use of everyday materials and simple techniques to make surprisingly sophisticated objects. Examples of this series are held in the Stedeijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch; the MFA Houston; and the collection of Deedie Rose. Planteijdt was the winner of the Herbert Hoffman Prize in 2006, and her work has been acquired by public and private collections in the US, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.