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photo: Roelof Wullink 2013
  The incomplete embroidered dial on a clock, a stream of numerous distorted mirrors scattered on the floor, alabaster female portraits conveying beauty but also a feeling of unease deriving from the missing parts.
Some objects are portrayed in photos: a hairbrush with a cascade of long wavy tresses interacting with its wooden background; a cast of a foot amongst contorted books on a table. The use of light gives it the appearance of a seventeenth century Still Life. One is aware of the influence of the anatomy book “De humani corporis fabrica” (1543) by Andreas Vesalius and the waxworks of “La Specola” a natural history museum in Florence in the series of anatomical studies.

The photos and sculptures of Lynne Leegte evoke images of the past. A sense of nostalgia for old-fashioned craftsmanship which is enhanced by the use of luxurious materials like silk and alabaster.
In preparation for the photos, Leegte constructs a set in her studio figuring herself when applicable or using casts of her own body in combination with carefully selected accessories.The human body and its dimensions are a central part of her work. Her work is realistic and often reminiscent of periods in art history such as the Renaissance.
This link with the past arouses an awareness of fleeting beauty and the fragility of life.


 
     

'The gloves' in progress 2016

 

 
     

Studio view of ‘The oils’ 2016

 

 
 

 

atelier lynne leegte

September 2012 working on the 'Handkerchief'

 

 
     

Studioview november 2009

 

 
     

Installing Consolation in De Beeldentuin LUMC in Leiden 2014
photo: John ter Marsch