An abandoned bench that is no longer in use.
By placing several tree trunks on the concrete base of the bench, the image of a horizontal tree is recreated. The burnt wood not only transforms the tree, but also slows its decay. This transformation process creates space for change.
It invites you to sit on it, enjoy the view and at the same time find out what makes this object either a furniture or a sculpture. From the viewer’s point of view, does it fit into its environment or is it a logical element in its context? Or is it simply a beautiful story searching for its own truth? While sitting and reflecting, the visitor becomes part of the change.
Thoughts that inspired this work are:
Everything is in motion and constantly changing. We as spectators are only “there” for a brief moment to observe.
As a designer of miniature architecture, Kramer makes use of all the possibilities available to him: Technology, material, form and function. That sounds pretty generic. Isn’t that thinking coming from inclusive thinking, rather than focusing on contemporary technology or classifying “what came before” as better?
Kramer is trying to understand material and craft, and thus be part of a continuous stream of thought and action that repeats itself over time and generations.
I am nothing more than a mutant. My work is an example of this.
By using deliberate techniques to alter the very purpose of the material, the resulting object takes on a new approach for the viewer.
In recent projects, Kramer has worked with the rhythmic repetition of architectural elements and the layering of material. Last year, for example, Kramer made a large room divider by blowing up a large inflatable boat in the atrium of a secondary school, and he designed a small office in a photographer’s backyard that resembles a factory building.