Nestled on the lush mossy banks of the Sculpture Walk is a new sculptural installation, but one would be forgiven for thinking that a new species of fungi had taken over. After all, the Sculpture Garden is home to fantastic and unusual flora from across the globe - so why wouldn't we have some rare and bizarre new genus growing amongst the trees. On closer inspection, however, visitors are surprised with a field of porcelain lips -- or kisses -- by Dutch artist Riëlle Beekmans
Kusjes (Kisses) at The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden encompasses over one thousand individual porcelain sculptures that form the final installation. Inspired by a sprinkling of spring flowers, Kusjes acts as a reminder of the joy nature it can give us, as well as bringing a light and playful sense of humour to the garden.
“For me it is a given that we are, as human, part of the big picture. No hierarchy - everything in nature has equal value. In my sculptures, forms of the human body naturally take shape in vegetal organic form.”
Individual 'Kusjes' and 'Kus' magnets are available to purchase from our online shop and gallery reception.
Time-lapse of Riëlle Beekmans installing 'Kusjes' in March 2018 at The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.