Story Tellers

  • Storytellers

  • Stick with horn

  • Storytellers

  • Storyteller, private collection

  • Storyteller 7 was commissioned to be cast in bronze and placed in the garden of a 17th century house on the Hoge der A in Groningen

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The staff has a symbolic meaning in many cultures, referring to power, wisdom or magic. For the sticks of Carel Lanters, the SeanchaĆ­, an Irish storyteller who often cuts a staff, is a source of inspiration. His Storytellers consist of sticks that end in a unique form, inspired by the appearance of the branch, varying from organic branches and gourds to a mask or a female body.

A collection of Storytellers rests mysteriously against the wall in Zinder. Every staff tells its own story; together they accommodate a multitude of stories. One of the sticks presented carries a “toonbeeld“, one of Carel’s first sculptures: the semi-ceramic form is derived from a tree branch and can be played as a horn.

Exhibited in Art Gallery O-68 Velp, Arttra Gallery Amsterdam and in 2020 in Zinder Tiel

Storyteller 7 was commissioned to be cast in bronze and placed in the garden of a 17th century house on the Hoge der A in Groningen, April 2021

 

Year / Years: 2017-2020

2021

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