The Bathers 2022
Print on artglass (2mm) and paper Archival pigmentprint on 2 mm dibond 60 x 135 cm
Framed in white handmade Walnut frame 40×125 mm
Arnix create his Garden of Eden; The surface of the glass reflect the viewer and give you the opportunity to self-reflection. Arnix likes to give his version of this classic theme that is also presented in old master paintings.
Until “The Fall” all animals where still in peace with each other and there was no death and destruction. animals are also significant as symbols. They refer to the various human temperaments.
The peacock stands for immortality, dignity and self-confidence. The great blue heron symbolises the curiosity he can stick his long beak all over. The Bullfinch stands for feeling and happiness and recovery. The parrot represents communication beauty and wisdom.
The illustrations are inspired by stick-on shapes from Arnix’s childhood and the printed matters of Hendrik N. Werkman (1882-1945).
Taxedermy: Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Chrysophora chrysochlora, Pepsis heros, Polybothris gemma and Sagra longicollis.