Sarah Enoch
Sarah Enoch

Sarah Enoch
Sarah Enoch
Jessica den Hartog
Jessica den Hartog

Sarah Enoch, Plastarelles

Over the years, while working on thermoplastics like polyethylene (pe), Sarah Enoch developed a unique technique that became the basis for her research into form, colour and composition. She takes her inspiration from nature: botanic shapes, landscapes and phenomena like twilight and moonlight. Each polyethylene form of Sarah’s new collection of necklaces was made separately. She starts by arranging coloured PE-granules and threads into a kind of mini-collage. By heating and pressing these collages, they merge into separate, very light and flexible forms. Attached to a silver chain, these forms (each piece can consist of about 150 forms) become a beautiful, sumptuous necklace.


Jessica den Hartog, Recolored, a new way of recycling

Jessica den Hartog graduated in 2017 from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. One of her graduation-projects was aiming at a new way of recycling plastics. The industrial recycling process of hdpe-plastics mixes all colours into a basic gray material. Jessica graded all kinds of plastic waste on colour and qualities, and in cooperation with industrial partners she produced samples of recycled materials in different colours and with varying tactile qualities and possibilities for further use. Each sample has its own distinct identity. Jessica processed the new materials into transparent foil, which she combined in layered objects of art that look like contemporary leaded light. A group of these pieces will be presented in Ra Gallery.