Box2021 – Save the planet
Dimensions: Box2021 55:40:4 cm. Handmade artworks: 54:39 cm. Artworks on Bhutanese handmade paper. Separately numbered and signed.
Maayke makes a lot of work that is based on current events. For the second year Maayke has put together a “collector’s box” especially for all her collectors.
The Box2021 contains 6 different works of art that you can keep in the Box itself, but you can also hang them separately on the wall. All works are inspired by important themes of the past year. Together, the works read like a concise annual overview.
Collectors who order “BOX2021” are the first to be eligible to order “BOX2022” next year and will receive an equally numbered copy.
Box2021 will be delivered before Christmas.
CONTENTS Box2021 – “Save the planet”
First artwork (of a total of 6):
‘Save the Planet- Gaia’: 2021 looks set to be the year in which not only is there much talk about climate change, but there is also a global consensus that concrete measures are needed to save our planet. Governments, companies and consumers come up with programs that should lead to a reduction of Co2 emissions. Electric driving should become the standard. The IPCC climate report will eventually be taken very seriously in 2021.
In this image we see Gaia, the Greek goddess of earth, the primeval mother, protector of our planet. She protects her world that is alive, symbolized by the red veins.
Technique: three color silkscreen on handmade Buthanese paper, hand signed
Second artwork (of a total of 6):
‘Freedom 2.0’: The vaccinations on a global scale cannot be missed in this annual overview. For some this means freedom and others feel compelled.
Technique: Two color silkscreen and acrylic on handmade Gampi paper, hand signed
Third artwork (of a total of 6):
‘total acceptance & countless words’: In the year 2021, people are increasingly trying to find words and abbreviations to describe certain groups of people; Male, female, transgender, sexual orientation, and more…
How many words can you create, and use, to describe all different groups? Couldn’t we just start accepting every existing- and newborn life? Would you join this group?
Technique: two color silkscreen and acrylic on handmade Buthanese paper, hand signed
Fourth artwork (of a total of 6):
‘Max Verstappen – the Red Bull’: Never before has a Dutchman become world champion in Formula 1. An achievement that cannot be missed in the Box 2021 annual overview. A portrait of a fighter who still has many rounds ahead of him.
Technique: Two color silkscreen on handmade Buthanese paper, hand signed
Fifth artwork (of a total of 6):
‘Protest- Rage against the machine’: This year has been a lot of protest worldwide against different organizations, people and decisions. In addition to an attack on the Capitol, there were protests about Covid-19, women’s rights, black lives matter and many other topics. But mostly aimed at governments and establishment.
Technique: template hand-spray paint and silkscreen on Japanese paper
Next works? keep track of this website or social media from Maayke…
EXAMPLES PREVIOUS YEAR (Box2020 – ‘The Corona year’)
See unboxing last years Box 2020:
A dear collector sent us pictures of the framed Box2020 at her home in France:
Box2020 framed by: Ron de Hoog
The works in the box are also available in an original “core work” or a low edition in a larger format. Each format requires its own approach and these works differ from the 6 prints in the BOX2020, but are linked to each other. Would you like to know if there is any core work available? You can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org