BETHAN LAURA WOOD
After Party – Sweet Dreams
Inspired by the still life scenes and Portraits in the Rijksmuseum Bethan has created a hypnotic sickly sweet installation of fruit desserts. Psychedelic pillows are formed and folded out of the humble cotton tablecloth and napkins. Each fruit is embroidered then adorned with pins and beads echoing the cheese and pineapple party classic. Cream is transformed into Millstone ruffs so propionate in late 16th century portraits to complete this indulgent scene. In the second window woven tea towels are stretched and glittered transforming the dull duty of cleaning up after the party in to a late nigh disco room. All works are produced in collaboration with the Textile museum in Tilburg. De Bijenkorf invites you all to come join the after party- sweet dreams and have a look at the window on show at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam.