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Hilde Lambrechts - Painter, Sculptor, Ceramics Artist

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Hilde Lambrechts is a Canadian artist living in Ottawa.

Artist Statement

I draw and I sculpt in a variety of media, depending on the subject matter as well as the concept I want to communicate with the viewer.

My series of pen and ink drawings (2008-2010) is aimed to ignite consciousness about the current problems we face as a race, from our disconnection with the earth we live on to the social, environmental and economic consequences of our actions. My black on white 'think' drawings are meant as wake-up calls. I emphasize the dominance of the human species with a bold outline of the human figure. It holds an accumulation of small, detailed drawings of associations I have with the chosen theme.  The accompanying word sketch/poem guide the viewer through my train of thought and completes the pungent message that change is needed.

My sculptures in both stone (2000-2009) and clay (since 2009) present a window to the natural world in the broadest sense. When sculpting the human figure, my medium of choice is stone, which I shape into a massive being, frequently lacking arms and legs, and its dominant appearance further emphasized by long robes. In contrast, I choose clay to express the fragility of our ecosystem and the struggle for survival.

My stone work is characterized by strong lines and simple shapes with few details, but with contrast between polished and non-polished areas and/or different chisel techniques. My ceramic work however is more complex and detailed, often with textured surfaces and matte finishes in a bold colour.

HIlde's website is http://h-art.ca