"“Embracing imperfection is in fact a respond to the over-controlled society in which we live. Witnessing the beauty of slow growing processes and being surrounded by urban nature connects inner time with a sense of home.” - Lizan Freijsen"
Lizan Freijsen is fascinated by fungi and our attempt to ban moulds and moisture spots from our everyday environment. Changing something ugly into products of value is Freijsen’s way of recycling what is already present. Traces of decay find their way back inside as interior object like carpets and blankets, in order to remind us of what we tend not to see.
Freijsen’s source of inspiration for numerous artworks and design objects is her photo-collection on traces of decay. This archive and documentation of her work from 2006 – 2016 is now designed and published in T H E L I V I N G S U R F A C E, an alternative biologybook on stains. (renateboere.nl / japsambooks.nl)