Thomas Høyrup

“Selvskab” (“skab” = cabinet, “at skabe” = to create, “selskab” = company, togetherness, “selv” = self)

Birch, Birch veneer, and 4 mm birch plywood

Our selves are created in a continuous interchange between those of the outside world and our own inner reflections. In interaction in company with the surrounding community our identity as individuals is formed. When we open ourselves we become susceptible to impressions and influences. These impressions take root and are gradually layered in our minds. The oscillations continue even when we close our minds to our surroundings… In eternal repetition and continuous renewal, as long as we live. That the outer appearance may seem regular and cogent does not mean that the interior may not be organic and chaotic…