By Lieneke Hulshof

In the work Anaruka, Charl Landvreugd uses materials to examine the diversity of black. Black lacquer paint, feathers, hair, ceramics and ribbon decorate the bust. The black sparkles, reflects and sometimes subtly changes the intensity. The inside of the sculpture, that is, the inside of the head, has been re-worked using geodes. Unsuspecting stones that only reveal their crystals when they are broken open. A metaphor for a second reality: that of spirit. An intangible world that exists only in our minds. ‘Anaruka’ is a Swahili word meaning ‘to fly’.