Sculpture/ installations
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed material (fiberglass)
A Tangled Tale
A Tangled Tale, 2019
mixed material (fiberglass)
210 cm (h) x 130 cm (w)

This installation unraveled after making, and deconstructing the installation: “Tangled up in innocence”. 2011

A Tangled Tale, 2019
Is an installation that is referring to the twist we find ourselves in sometimes, especially in the role as a woman. It’s about conflicted feelings, unsettled emotions, experiences; about the unique, and often ambivalent relation between emotion and intellect, body and mind, sensory perception and rational understanding The wheel needs to be spinning but an underlying feeling is in conflict with ‘the keeping up the appearance’ also the physical body plays an important role in this all.
Inevitable physical presence is one of the most recognizable aspects of the objects, installations, drawings and collages Petra makes. The objects invite touch with their primarily physical nature. They often seem sensual. The soft rose color is part of that sensuality. Even hanging on meat hooks is not frightening, macabre or monstrous; and while the titillating experience is not a direct result of the way in which the objects are assembled, the physical component remains in the tangible objects and installations.
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations ferrofluid, magnetic field, object made of stainless steel and hydraulic pump.
Liquid Sculpture
2011
ferrofluid, magnetic field, object made of stainless steel and hydraulic pump.
190 x 90 x 90 cm

Installation made in collaboration with scientists of nano lab, Enschede.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations ferrofluid, magnetic field, object made of stainless steel and hydraulic pump.
Liquid Sculpture
2011
ferrofluid, magnetic field, object made of stainless steel and hydraulic pump.
190 x 90 x 90 cm

Installation made in collaboration with scientists of nano lab, Enschede.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations ferrofluid, magnetic field, object made of stainless steel and hydraulic pump.
Liquid Sculpture
2011
ferrofluid, magnetic field, object made of stainless steel and hydraulic pump.
190 x 90 x 90 cm

Installation made in collaboration with scientists of nano lab, Enschede.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media,  fluoresced light, golf balls, nylon stockings
System
2009
mixed media, fluoresced light, golf balls, nylon stockings
210 x 85 x85 cm

Installation, about the bodily functions

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations greenhouses (glass and aluminum) 'organs'  inside of mixed materials
Cultivate
2008
greenhouses (glass and aluminum) 'organs' inside of mixed materials
variable

Installation made for the show: cultivate. MASS MoCA, curated by Denise Markonish.
location: Berkshire botanical gardens

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations greenhouses (glass and aluminum) 'organs'  inside of mixed materials
Cultivate
2008
greenhouses (glass and aluminum) 'organs' inside of mixed materials
variable

Installation made for the show: cultivate. MASS MoCA, curated by Denise Markonish.
location: Berkshire botanical gardens

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations water tank, mixed media
On the origin of species
2009
water tank, mixed media
200 x 80 x80 x cm

(Close-up )Installation made for the show '(r)evolution' in Botanical gardens in Amsterdam. The show was about Darwin.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations water tank, mixed media
On the origin of species
2009
water tank, mixed media
200 x 80 x80 x cm

(Detail)
Installation made for the show '(r)evolution' in Botanical gardens in Amsterdam. The show was about Darwin.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stockings, fiberglass
Tangled Innocence
2011
nylon stockings, fiberglass
variable
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stockings, fiberglass
Tangled Innocence
2011
nylon stockings, fiberglass
variable

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stockings, pins
Between Spaces
2009
nylon stockings, pins
variable

Site specific installation, nylon stockings sewed together and stretched in a room
Location: Sculpture Space N.Y.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stocking
wake up my senses
2007
nylon stocking
35 x 40 x 30 cm

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stockings and mixed media
indulge
2009
nylon stockings and mixed media
50 xm x 20 x 35 cm

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stockings and mixed media
indulge
2009
nylon stockings and mixed media
50 xm x 20 x 35 cm

close up

Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media, nylon stocking
untitled
2009
mixed media, nylon stocking
35 x 40 x 30 xm
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations ceramic, crutches, nylon, mixed media
A Balancing act
2013
ceramic, crutches, nylon, mixed media
45cm x 400 cm

A balancing act is about identifying Europe.
I made this piece for the Twente Biennale 2013
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations ceramic, crutches, nylon, mixed media
A Balancing act
2013
ceramic, crutches, nylon, mixed media
45cm x 400 cm

A balancing act is about identifying Europe.
I made this piece for the Twente Biennale 2013

Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Nylon stockings
Untitled
2009
Nylon stockings
variable

Installation made at Sculpture Space, N.Y.
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Nylon stockings
Untitled
2009
Nylon stockings
variable

Detail,
Installation made at Sculpture Space, N.Y.
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Acrylic fabric
ReDesertification
2007
Acrylic fabric
60 linear yards

The Phoenix area is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States - shopping malls, golf courses, green lawns, an exploding population and an ecological time bomb. Desertificaiton is the process of creating a desert from human involvement. reDesertification brings to questions whether humans should allow the waterless region to return to a desert. Collaboration with Karrie Hoevy, USA. Location: Arizona dessert, Frank Lloyd Wright Institute

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Plant,s, earth, greenhouse, cart, snorkle piece
Oxygen
2009
Plant,s, earth, greenhouse, cart, snorkle piece
160 x 80 x 100 cm

Portable oxygen (just in case of...)
exhibition: Transformator: Generating site effects

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media, motor, light, air pump, plastics
organ
2007
mixed media, motor, light, air pump, plastics
190 x 90 x 80 cm

Kinetic object, for video: click on the left bar on: 'links'

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Greenhouses and light
Blinded by the light
2008
Greenhouses and light
150 x 200 x 180

installation in the old palm oil factory in Berlin. You can't really look inside the greehouses cause you will be blinded by the light. An installation about cultivation.

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Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations building materials
Enschede levert op!
2008
building materials
300 x 250 x 200 cm

A sculpture inspred on the construction that has been going on in the city of Enschede. Roombeek. the building materials are found at the construction place.
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media
laboratory
2007
mixed media
190 x 90 x 80 cm
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media, silicon rubber, wood clamp, hose, metal frame
Merge
2007
mixed media, silicon rubber, wood clamp, hose, metal frame
190 x 80 x 30 cm

Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media, corset nylon stocking
squeeze
2008
mixed media, corset nylon stocking
60 x 45 x 45 cm
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media, corset nylon stocking
squeeze
2008
mixed media, corset nylon stocking
60 x 45 x 45 cm
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Acrylic fabric
ReDesertification
2007
Acrylic fabric
60 linear yards

Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations Acrylic fabric
ReDesertification
2007
Acrylic fabric
60 linear yards

The Phoenix area is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States - shopping malls, golf courses, green lawns, an exploding population and an ecological time bomb. Desertificaiton is the process of creating a desert from human involvement. reDesertification brings to questions whether humans should allow the waterless region to return to a desert. Collaboration with Karrie Hoevy, USA. Location: Arizona dessert, Frank Lloyd Wright Institute
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations nylon stockings and mixed media
indulge
2009
nylon stockings and mixed media
50 xm x 20 x 35 cm
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mosquito tent, fibe rglass heart, blanket
The breathing machine
2007
mosquito tent, fibe rglass heart, blanket
180 x 80 x 80 cm

close up

Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mosquito tent, fiber glass heart, blanket
The breathing machine
2007
mosquito tent, fiber glass heart, blanket
180 x 80 x 80 cm
Petra Groen Sculpture/ installations mixed media nylon stocking
untitled
2007
mixed media nylon stocking
35 x 20 x 25 cm