September 24, 2013

In Search for Mops

Today landscape artist and urban landscape designer Ernst van der Hoeven needed to go to the flower market in search for mops, the ones to clean the floor with. His project for SALON/BJ will be made with the most pretty ones he could find, all of them used. Walking through the Dashilar area he noticed that every house has one or two, and they come in many variations: Self made of re-used t-shirts, factory made with all kinds of colors, textile, ropes etc. At first he traded with the locals, new ones for used ones. But he needed to up the speed of his collecting, you can imagine that it takes a while to explain in Mandarin that you want to have a used, dirty mop. So, later on he also bought some used ones from the Chinese. Well, the flower market seemed a good place for his final search. Yours truly, Mimi Berlin, came along to see how that worked out….

Ernst also found this used gem for his fellow participant of SALON/BJ Frank Bruggeman, who works with this kind of color blue AND plants (putting it in a tiny nutshell)
Ernst and Greg are presenting: The mop collection. (Photo by © JW Kaldenbach)

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