Light and its forces and effects are the general main theme Larissa Laë is concerned with in her artwork. So for her sculptures for several years she experimented at a own new mixed technique to
find a way to enable her to make visible the light's character of immense transformer and illuminator.
At first sight her sculptures seem to have homogeneous, solid forms made of white ceramics. Only if natural or artificial light gets involved from certain angles of incidence, the sculptures reveal their secret: parts of semi-transparence. As the semi-transparent zones - in the right light – suddenly come to shine through, the appearance of the sculptures completely change character and impression: something has been brought to light, as we use to say figuratively. Almost everything in life is not exactly what it seems to be at first sight – to play on these truths in terms of plastical artworks, is one of Larissa Laës artistic requests, as transformation and metamorphosis are too.
Her „METAMORPH“-series, conclude a further aspect of transformation: all „metamorph-sculptures“ are constructed in a very elaborated way in
terms of statics, in order to allow not only to watch them from around 360º, but also to put them up/ lay them in many different ways. By these various ways of positions, it often seems, as if it was a entirely different piece of artwork you're looking at (see webpage-gallery).
The technique Larissa Laë invented: First step, she always arranges a light installation to get inspired. Then, inspired by the flow of the shining light, she constructs supporting structures of steel and wire gauze, as well as glas or foil or even stone or else in terms of statics. In the next step she works with
her specially designed kind of porcellain-like modelling clay which is worked up over the bases of the underlaying constructions. After some weeks of building up the forms and hardening them in the end, as the next step, she starts sanding and polishing the sculpture for some more weeks, the way one works on a marble stone. After that, they get sealed. Finally the surfaces are made of several layers of white lacquers. On the semitransparent parts – i.e. the glas or foil parts in the supporting construction - she fixes handmade papers and also a little white lacquer, in order to make it appear one closed solid form, without – on first sight – showing the hidden transparences. The whole process to build one of her sculptures takes 3 – 9 month of work.
De l'autre terre | 2014 | elevation 66 cm | Ø 62 cm (price on request)
Cocon pas terrestre | 2015 | elevation 40 cm | 80 x 50 cm (price on request)
Coquillage de l’univers | 2015 | elevation 39 cm | 40 x 28 cm | mixed technique: steel, modelling clay, paper, laquer, etc.. (price on request)
En arc de cercle | 2015 | elevation 54 cm | 43 x 12 cm (price on request)
METAMORPH I · Series "metamorphs" | 2014 | elevation 26 cm | 32 x 25 cm (price on request)
METAMORPH V · Series "metamorphs" | 2017 | elevation 33 cm | 22 x 26 cm (price on request)
METAMORPH IV · Series "metamorphs" | 2016 | elevation 33 cm | 35 x 22 cm (price on request)
METAMORPH II · Series "metamorphs" | 2014 | elevation 25 cm | 38 x 22 cm (price on request)
METAMORPH III · Series
"metamorphs" | 2016 | elevation 25 cm | 33 x 22 cm (price on request) - 2017 massive BRONZE edition 1|8 |
METAMORPH VI · Series
"metamorphs" | 2017 | elevation 27 cm | 30 x 30 cm (price on request)
FloRaison bizzare II | 2016 | elevation 10 cm
| Ø 12 cm (price on
Wo die Erde dem Himmel einverleibt, liegt Zeit in Schleifen –
endlos. | 2012 | elevation 48 cm | Ø 45 cm | sockles: granite 5 x 30 x 30 cm, stele 100 x 30 x 30 cm (price on
Seraphin, o Seraphin! Dein Lichtgesang in dunklem Grün, mit Augen, Augen all
überall... | 2012 | elevation 38 cm | Ø 24 cm (price on request)
PANTA RHEI - Zauber der Vergänglichkeit. Im Licht des nie Gefangen, des nie Entzweit, erblüht vergehendentstehend die
Ewigkeit. | 2011 | elevation 130 cm | Ø 40-45 cm | granite 6 x 40 x 40 cm (price on
Münter I & Münter
II | 2014 | elevation 30 cm | 40 x 31 cm & elevation 26 | 50 x 35 cm (price on request) **Homages to
the landscape paintings of Gabriele Münter**
All so den Tiefen entstiegen, erhebest Dich
Geist. | 2013 | elevation 38 cm | Ø 40 cm (price on request)
So Venus mit dem Drachen Hochzeit hält, verschwimmt das Sein, verschwimmt die Welt - hebt golden Herz dem Himmel
sich. | 2013 | elevation 42 cm
| Ø 40 cm (price on
LE BAISER D’
OISEAU | 2014 | elevation 24 cm
| 60 x 50 cm (price on
Tanzende Schatten des Himmels, geboren dem Leuchten der
Nacht. | 2011 | elevation 8 cm
| 27 x 20 cm (price on
Skulpturen mit Ei II – en bleu
& en beige & en
rosé | 2010 | elevation 10 &
19 & 9,5 cm | Ø 14 & 16 &
12 cm (price on request)
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METAMORPH I Larissa Laë · 2014
Fleur d’étoile Larissa Laë · 2015
Plastique: elevation 181 cm | wide Ø 40 cm | mixed technique: steel, fibreglass, modelling clay, paper, laquer ...
La Tour d'Erin Larissa Laë · 2014
Plastique: elevation 152 cm | wide Ø 60 cm | mixed technique: steel, modelling clay, duro plastics, paper etc..