Four volumetric structures in metal cable (1985)
The artist has achieved the aim which she describes as “arriving at the metamorphosis of space using a supple and flexible element.” She has created new space dynamics by giving her four identical constructions: form, colour, tension or an undulating movement. The softly undulating movements of this work of art, which we could almost call a string instrument, create shadows on the walls as if by magic. The cord arches are visually very refined: uniformly parallel, upright, bent, turning, intermingled. The four identical constructions with steel cables also integrate particularly well into the Veeweyde station space. We can see the platform through them. The work of art is sufficiently contradictory: it is simple and complex, powerful yet refined, controlled yet elegant.
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Tapta studied in the textiles department at the Ecole nationale Supérieur de la Cambre, and then went on to create free textile compositions - first against walls and later in space - in a very personal style characterised by force, warmth and monumentality. After spending ten years in the Congo she worked using simple techniques, with a lot of respect for materials (tapestry and sackcloth), following the inspiration that occurred to her during the creation of the work itself. The artist departs from a rudimentary sketch and then works using very simple techniques. Her monumental works are often characterised by dome shapes, tents and areas which can be entered.