BOULE DE JOIE
Katrin Dekoninck lives as a freelance artist and designer in Belgium. As a child she has been raised in a family that owns a furniture business. At a very early age, she learned the basics of interior design & art and developed a passion. Soon, however, she felt that the furniture industry was too limited to her, she wanted to have more freedom which made her decide to broaden the family’s horizons. A logical consequence was that she started studies in painting and drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. A few years later she took supplementary classes in sculpting and ceramics.
She has been awarded for her artwork several times and has been selected to participate at different exhibitions in Belgium and all over Europe. With her latest creation “Boule de Joie” she expresses in a subtle and stylish way of sculpting, the connection and physical touch between two people: a moment of respect and joy towards each other that expresses happiness. In others words: something that, according to Katrin, is too often forgotten in our busy and hectic world of today.