My name is Els Slot , I was born in 1945 in Amsterdam. My preoccupation with sculpture in all forms has always played an important part in my life. Since 1985 , I started to make figures in bronze. I have also been very active in other disciplines such as ceramic and painting using acryl and oil-paint. After 1988 I have been almost exclusively busy with making expressive and abstract figures , which are finally casted in bronze.
about my work
An impression of how my work came into being... I have always been fascinated and absorbed by the way in which the positive nature of beauty expresses itself in human form in all shapes and sizes. It is often a journey of discovery , a search for harmony and balance which never fails to excite and stimulate me. The way in which I percieve live and partake in daily reality becomes the source of my inspiration. I translate my impressions into bronze statues.
The shapes and sculptures are figurative extractions as well as abstract. The style ,the smooth finish and lively patina layers ensure figurines that exude warmth which invite you to caress them.
The figures have a silent rythm and are pleasing to touch.
The moment I start to work on a figure , I have an idea , an impression of what it is going to become. his way I work towards the end result. I work in a meditative way and the finished work is what you now see.