In a wider context Heerkens' pieces reflect on the theme of nature in the Netherlands. This is a man-made landscape where nature is virtually non-existent. The Dutch countryside is planned by architects and supervised like a safe, neutered theme park. This of course is a contradiction to any natural, unpredictable growth. Following that train of thought images arise: human movements like bending over to water some cultivated plants, swaying children on a garden swing, organic shapes pushing a plastic membrane outwards - like buds exploding through foil in a hothouse. Heerkens plays freely with suchlike associations in her jewellery.

Monika Auch
Groenplaats catalogue

GROENPLAATS

GROENPLAATS

GROENPLAATS

STEUNEND GROEN

SLEEPING HERMAPHRODITE

SLEEPING HERMAPHRODITE

LOUNGING MAN

BLOESEM VAN AMSTERDAM
WUIVEND GRAS

SUMPTUOUS LAND

ORNAMENTAL HEY HEY HEYS