Elvira van Bochove

Elvira van Bochove

superstition enthousiast

Lemons

The lemon is a bringer of happiness.
It can be used in countless ways to make life more special.

Elvira van Bochove researches the power of the lemon.
The different ways of preparing and processing define how this force manifests itself. She experiments with traditional and new ways, and uses the lemon for many purposes.
Combining it with other components creates images that touch a recognition within ourselves. Recognition that can be coloured by magical imagination and ritual experience, and which always has to do with primary human needs.

Fastfood restaurant "Snackbar Herenstraat" In may 2016 the exhibition "Galerie Tuinstaal" took place in the Tuinstaaldistrict in Leiden, (the Netherlands). Artworks Read more
Picture from the performance with lemons and mussel shells at the vernisage of a duo-exhibition with artist Marlies Verda (artworks Read more
Legend has it that Aradia, the daughter of the Goddess Diana, revealed the secret of the lemon to the oppressed Read more
Works on fertility and strength for the wearer. Chains with talisman  2006 lemon & musselshell, metal chain  Read more
Can be used, among other things, to gain insight into the present and future. Open lemon  2005 lemon and mixed media 13 x Read more
Lemons are used in some pagan religions for magical purposes, as a good luck charm. Reality is charged with imagination. Read more
The power of the lemon is undiminished. The quest is to find ways to increase the impact, using images from Read more