Not in my backyard

The artist arranged her installation from tree trunks covered with carpets. Her work concerns the changes that human beings make in the natural ecosystem. She is interested in how architectural
forms permeate the landscape: water pipes emerging from the earth, transboundary gas pipelines and various forms of industrial landscape coexist with the elements of urban architecture and natural space. Karin van der Molen “domesticated” alien forms, merging the external world with the internal. The artist perceives the whole world as a garden – in this sense, it is a natural and artificial environment at the same time. In her work, she used both natural and man-made elements, of which the latter refer to nature. The carpets that covered the wooden structures come from Iran and Podlasie. They are covered with floral and ornamental patterns.

Marta Ryczkowska, text from the catalogue