Leoniek Bontje

Et Dieu… crea la femme (film uit 1956 van Roger Vadim met Brigitte Bardot)
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. (Chief Seattle)


In most works of Leoniek Bontje (Purmerend, 24-12-1969), you see women. Women who look tempting and self assured, like Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… Crea la Femme. These women look strong, beautiful and lovely. They are made of threads, so they are also vulnerable and changeable.


The threads are like the lines of a drawing. But they are also symbol of ‘the web of life’. They represent the way of life, the relationships and connection between people. “For me, the threads represent the desire to be together, the connection between people. The threads can capture you, but they can also guide you like they guided Ariadne out of the Labyrinth, says Leoniek Bontje. “The threads tight you down and by cutting they give loose ends, so they also represent life lines for me”.


Leoniek Bontje studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and graduated in 2008. She showed her work in different places and galeries.