Gib Corstiaensen (1945), living in Mol, studied for several years at the academy of Turnhout. In order to further develop her sense of form, she enrolled at the Mol Academy with Bertha Saveniers. There, she learned to realise her ideas in three dimensions and various materials. Meanwhile, Gib has been sculpting for 45 years.
She works with various materials such as wood, marble, bluestone and sandstone. The abstract sculptures often reflect the relationship between man and woman. She depicts these couples in various abstract forms: twisted, leaning, entwined, embracing. Also feelings and moods in womanhood are captured in her sculptures. The elaboration of a theme depends on the materials. In any case, she likes harmoniously worked out sculptures.
Her preference is for Belgian black marble from Mazy and white marble from Laas Italy.
The marble from Laas is also called the white gold of Laas. It is world famous for its exceptional pure, white snow colour. It is formed from crystallised calcium and is believed to be 400 million years old.
As a traditional sculptor, she lets the stone determine the shape and removes the excess material around it. She does this by chopping, filing, sanding and polishing with her axe and fist.
Since the stone reflects light, it can be polished to a high gloss, giving it the noble sheen from which it takes its name.
Gib has been exhibiting her sculptures for years at various art events in the Kempen region, as well as at various restaurants with beautiful garden terraces.
Title: De Dans
Dimensions: 40 x 25 x 13 cm