design icons, an ode to the broom

mixed media
150 x 100 cm

The broom was made and shaped by many generations of people around the world. But its archetypal form always stayed the same. It is a unique piece of design, created by humanity. And while it is an ordinary everyday object, it holds spiritual reference to the mystic and the sacret in cultures of all continents.
design icons, an ode to the broom places the age-old broom as a design icon on the wall. It is a universal symbol for simplicity, craft, tactility, spirituality and our shared human experience.  

        series of textile collages
        including removable broom

        from the series:
        design icons, an ode to the broom

        mixed media, textile
        150 x 60 cm

Ode to the spoon, 2023
30 x 25 cm, textile collage 


      Woman, 2021
      25 x 20 cm, mixed media collage


    Broom tapestry miniatures





Miniature #16 Marteau et Bloc, 2023
24 x 19 cm, textile collage

         Laced head sculpture, 2022
         50 x 40 cm, textile collage 





  Design Icons, an ode to the broom     
  Booklet, 2021

© Marthe Koetsier