Overview of three of Sonja's works the Singeorz-Bai International Sculpture Symposium, August 2002.
Left to Right: Certain Measures (four engraved sticks on the table), Tulips from Istanbul (five resin tulip-forms hanging in the tree, With fire we test the gold and with gold we test our servants
(obelisque-like wooden form made during the symposium)
With fire we test the gold and with gold we test our servants
by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2002
"With fire we test the gold and with gold we test Our servants" is an obelisque-like form whose outer
planes have been sanded smooth, while the deep groves show cut marks. These grooves descend into
the heart of the tree, gradually changing from red to gold. The gold haze is only just perceptable if you peer inside. The title comes from the "Hidden Words" a book of wisdom sayings by Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith.
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