Fnug is the Danish name for a fluff ball. Those small things – creatures that roll around under the bed. Fnug is like a creature with its own voice. The sculpture was shown together with Tumbleweed and Felted Sphere, two other earlier works by Tine Bech, in an exhibition exploring the borderline between world and body.
The borderline between world and body (is) not sharply defined. The body will be projected into the world, and the world will be interjected into the Body. Body and world are continually interchanged (Paul Schilder, 1935).
The Sculpture is felted; an old process of lying out stands of carded wool fibres and then manipulating them into the ultimate shape. The process of making, becomes part of how the work is shaped.
Royal British Sculptors Gallery, London, UK 2005.
ArtCommunication, Denmark 2003 and 2004.
Antenna Studios, Signal 03, London, UK, 2003.
Aarhus Kunstbygning (Centre for Contemporary Art), Denmark 2002.
Foyer Gallery, Farnham, UK 2002.
Most of Bech’s drawings look like holes, openings and non-specific round and oval forms. These echo the balls and blobs in many of her sculptural works, such as Tumbleweed, Fnug, Felt Sphere and Everything Round. Her work draws on a tradition of organic female forms in the work of women artists including Georgia O’Keefe, Lygia Clark and Eva Hesse.
– Tracey Warr, ‘Watery Looks’, Open Studio Catalogue text.