Moniek Vanden Berghe (BE)

Rooms: Gallery, in cooperation with the Fleur Créatif Team │Kanselarij & Schrijverstoren (Watertoren) – own project
Projects: Made in Belgium, in cooperation with the Fleur Créatif Team │ Installation with bobbins, thread and flowers │Installation with paper and soft pastel coloured flowers
Descriptions: Lots of Belgian artists, musicians, directors and architects are famous around the world. The Fleur Créatif Team presents an homage to 6 well-known Belgians.│ Ties that bind us all across cultures and lots of bright colours, emphasizing how very exciting the different cultures are. │The shapes and colours make for a peaceful, feminine décor. The soft pastel colours stand for reconciliation and kind-heartedness
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Moniek was born on March 7, 1954 in Waarschoot, Belgium. She studied to be a florist at the IMOV in Ghent.  Marc De Rudder was her most important teacher.  She loves being close to nature.  Her work enriches her life and brings her into contact with lots of interesting people who share her passions.  Her creative mission brings her to all corners of the globe.  Her books Flowers in Love, Flowers in Tears and her monograph offer a nice overview of her work.

Moniek is part of the Fleur Créatif team.
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Moniek’s story:
“The first room will get an installation of thread bobbins and flowers. The subject here is threads, textile and colours. Threads that bind us through our passion, flowers and friendship, close by and throughout the world. Threads are used in every culture. Every culture has their own way of making textiles and works them into indigenous patterns.And colours, lots of colours… all the cultural differences make this world interesting, enriching and colourful.”

“In the second room I work with incisions, soft and gentle pastel colours… wrapping, turning, rolling, flowing and levelling. Paper is pliable. Paper is universal and has played an important role in the development of all cultures. Light & mobile, cool & soothing, serenity after all those colours… stands for tolerance towards the difference between those cultures. Paper is universal and has played an important role in the development of all cultures. The shapes and colours make for a peaceful, feminine décor. The soft pastel colours stand for reconciliation and kind heartedness.“