In 2018, perfect imperfection comes to life in the Japanese garden. With a solo installation of her art and the Perfect Imperfection collection for Serax, Roos composes an ode to Nature.
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After a short hibernation, Nature is coming back to life all around us. Slowly but surely, the barren winter landscape undergoes a metamorphosis, and everything comes into flower. In 2018, an additional dimension will be added to this awakening in the Japanese garden in Hasselt with the solo installation featuring artworks and the Perfect Imperfections tableware by Roos Van de Velde for Serax. The installation changes with the seasons and is entirely inspired by Nature and its irregularities, the transience of beauty, a perfect mix of spirituality and aesthetics. In the summer, the installation is in full bloom and the rose plays a starring role in every scene. She embodies autumn with 'living fossils', because even though beauty is transitory, life always finds a way.


An artistic ode to Nature in three seasons

In the spring, Roos Van de Velde's HARU installation pays homage to the blossoms, to the fleetingness of beauty. There are restored Japanese screens painted with mantras, light sculptures, a festive table with some tableware pieces from the Perfect Imperfection collection for Serax, and a wide range of other artistic details which fully reflect the power of imperfection. A real wabi-sabi sensation.

In the summery NATSU installation, the flower that the Belgian artist was named after, the rose, plays the starring role. Roses bloom all over the garden, and the beauty of the Japanese rose, or Tsubaki, in the garden is enhanced by Roos Van de Velde's installation. Light sculptures, porcelain roses, and a moss table set with the plates shaped as rose petals which she made for the main course of El Somni, Franc Aleu and Celler de Can Roca's gastronomic opera. A series of beautiful paintings in red ink on Japanese kozo paper, which originated from the idea of Roos becoming a flower herself and then painting a self-portrait, complete the picture.

Finally, with the autumn AKI installation, Roos pays a tribute to the ginkgo, the maidenhair trees, 'living fossils' that have been growing on this planet for millions of years. They can even survive a nuclear disaster and they are the only trees that can withstand the increasing air pollution. So, it is not much of a surprise that this tree symbolises life and immortality. The sensation of eternity is strengthened with Roos Van de Velde's handmade Rock tableware which she made for El Celler de Can Roca, beautifully displayed on a table of moss. Wedding cups, paper sculptures, and a series of objects inspired by spirals, as a cycle of endless continuity. A cycle that will start all over again after the Japanese garden reawakens from its hibernation for a new spring.

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