Best Dress for a Girl: Freedom. See Eric van Straaten ’s artwork.
Little girls want to seem angels. What is the best dress for a girl? Who is the best designer? I know one, Eric van Straaten and I know his answer: freedom.
Eric van Straaten artwork. Review by Isabel del Rio.
Poor little angel locked in a cage forever. A pretty pink cage, as her feminine feelings. Who caught you? Is that what you did? Is it your own work? Little girl who wanted to fly, to be free and to be good…, to be an angel. Little girl who wanted to have a perfect family, to be a Queen Bee and protect your friends, your world. Too much burden! Too much burden when the rest of the world is looking for other objectives: money, success, more money, their own navel…, selfishness in the end.
You are so young! You are still so full of fantasies and good intentions! You are building your own cage, as a fashionable dress, which nobody wanted to wear or admire.
The world is changing too fast. Nobody intends to fulfill the ethical standards you learned in school. Hard world that despises the innocent girl. Atheist world that no longer believes in angels.
However, there is always a hope, and this hope is hidden in the art. The artists Eric van Straaten understands you, understands your objectives and your mythology. His 3-D printed sculptures are full of secret meanings and forgotten narratives. He is the Charming Prince you have been searching in your dreams. He is your artist, the one who has imagined you, the one who has built you, the one who is giving you a voice in this materialistic world.
Eric van Straaten comes for a tiny country: Netherlands. Gallery Majke Hüsstege is currently exhibited his artwork but he wants to fly, as you, as everybody who has looking at the immense sky. Now, his works are going to be on show in several major worldwide art centers like: New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Also, in galleries from other European or South American countries… A success! Congratulations Eric van Straaten, congratulations for your future successful flight but, above all, congratulations for being an artist full of true feelings and for not forgetting the fallen angel in all of us.
About Eric van Straaten:
After working for years in wax and resin, for the last year he has been working extensively on digital sculptures which are then ‘materialized’ with the technique called ‘rapid manufacturing’. For him, the 3D-printing technique gives a limitless freedom in almost instantly composing the images he has in mind (sizes are roughly between 25 and 90 centimeters in height).
More about Eric van Straaten: http://www.ericvanstraaten.com/