"Damski Czepek" (2006)

"Damski Czepek," 2006
Polyurethane resin, 143 x 406 x 400 inches. Installation at Madison Square Park, New York.
© Ursula von Rydingsvard, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"Czepek is something that belongs to an Old World bonnet, and damski means ‘belonging to a woman’. I never wanted to be literal. And I never wanted the explanation to be so simple and so clear with such a hard dot at the end of it. But I like the porch-like cover over the cavernous section a lot, and I didn’t know how else to refer to it. The working title was ‘The Bonnet’...I wanted a transparent look of walls that the light went through. I wanted a very agitated surface. And the hood that is over the bonnet- almost like a little porch- is very erratic and very celebratory, and it needed that translucency of the light." - Ursula von Rydingsvard ...

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"Czepek is something that belongs to an Old World bonnet, and damski means ‘belonging to a woman’. I never wanted to be literal. And I never wanted the explanation to be so simple and so clear with such a hard dot at the end of it. But I like the porch-like cover over the cavernous section a lot, and I didn’t know how else to refer to it. The working title was ‘The Bonnet’...I wanted a transparent look of walls that the light went through. I wanted a very agitated surface. And the hood that is over the bonnet- almost like a little porch- is very erratic and very celebratory, and it needed that translucency of the light."

- Ursula von Rydingsvard

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