Text in artworks by Sonja van Kerkhoff

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I first stated writing art reviews for the student university weekly in the mid-80s. Since then I have occasionally written reviews or theory related stuff. A lot of my work incorporates text, sometimes in several languages such as "A Tangled Tale," which bears batiked texts in MĀori, English and Dutch. This page links to a few papers and a few reviews, as well as to some texts I wrote about my own work.

Tablets | Tafelen, 1993/2008, cast resin with embedded text
E te Atua | Oh God, 2008, poster designs, for show in London, U.K.
Vignettes and Interstices, 2005, drawings, text and photographs inside boxes

The Gossamer Prison, 2004, cloth hanging of Persian text.
Terra Australis, 2004, text covered paperboats, stuffed toy and chair
Fain Would They, 2004, text from the Koran, small object
Generating Plant, 2004, object / sculpture made with Sen McGlinn.

Dans le jardin des beaux arts, 2000-2005, text bearing snail forms.
(a collaboration between Jacqueline, Sen and myself).
Colonising Oxford, 2002, performances / work on the street involving language and colonisation in 4 of the 5 events.
Seeds of Hope, 1999 / 2002, small objects covered in texts
Onder vier ogen (Between you and me), 2001, mask-forms with texts inside them
Land, 2001, drawing, collage / computer print.
Grains of Salt, 1999, small wall objects.

Tulips from Istanbul, 1997, hanging cast resin tulip forms with a statement.

Dress it up, 1994, gold painted and engraved wooden oval form.

Parable of the Rich Fool, 1994, text from the New Testament, cast resin objects
Virtue of the rose, 1992-3, computer manipulated image inside a deep frame.

The subject, 1992, shoe, mirror, silkscreened text, cast perspex.
A Wild Animal Feeds her young, 1992, lithograph inside a perpex form.
Eva was hier (Eve was here), 1992, acrylic on softboard and rope with pencilled text.
Redesigning the Apple, 1992, ink, acrylic and ribbon on paper, text engraved frame.
Replaced Text, 1992, printed text, metal dish.
I tend to see the world as one, 1992, silkscreen print on card.
Your Honour, 1992, Etching
What sort of idea, 1992, photocopy, glass, vase, frame.
Your Honour, 1991, etching on 19 layers of shaped cardboard

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