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Femke Hiemstra’s “The Timid Cabbage”

It might seem strange to Americans that "moon petit chou," or "my little cabbage," is a French term of endearment. But any doubts about the cuteness of a small cabbage will be dispelled upon viewing Femke Hiemstra's new series of drawings for her upcoming show at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery. Casting this crunchy green vegetable as the protagonist in her latest body of work, Femke renders rotund, smiling cabbages in dynamic situations. The detailed graphite drawings recall antiquated illustrations, displaying moments of the cabbages' adventures like pages from a storybook. Leaping in their leafy glory or meditating with other plants and animals, the smiling cabbages become a beacon of peace and harmony with the natural world. - Nastia Voynovskaya

It might seem strange to Americans that “moon petit chou,” or “my little cabbage,” is a French term of endearment. But any doubts about the cuteness of a small cabbage will be dispelled upon viewing Femke Hiemstra‘s new series of drawings for her upcoming show at Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery. Casting this crunchy green vegetable as the protagonist in her latest body of work, Femke renders rotund, smiling cabbages in dynamic situations. The detailed graphite drawings recall antiquated illustrations, displaying moments of the cabbages’ adventures like pages from a storybook. Leaping in their leafy glory or meditating with other plants and animals, the smiling cabbages become a beacon of peace and harmony with the natural world. – Nastia Voynovskaya

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