This work looks like a piece of ceramic and stones cotton. It is made by a schematic pattern of 702... Read More
This work looks like a piece of ceramic and stones cotton. It is made by a schematic pattern of 702 small squares (and 54 half-squares) of 1,5x1,5 cm singularly composed by 9 small marble tiles hand cut and 2916 ceramic rods with an internal diameter of 4 mm and external diameter of 7 mm. All these elements have been glued on a wooden substrate and then linked together through a white epoxy resin casting.
This piece presents itself as a set of paradoxes. The vibration and irregularity of the mosaic gain a certain stillness in the final composition of the work. Natural materials like the clay and the italian marble “Biancone” dialogue with synthetic materials like the white resin background. The emotional change during processing is reflected in the different use of the same material: the white marble can be clear and bright in its denser parts or textured and opaque in its greenish veining.
The choice of white: sum of primary colours in additive synthesis and lack of colour in subtractive synthesis; emblem of love and pureness in the West and symbol of death in several Eastern cultures; a kind of white with impersonal power but all-encompassing at the same time.
The work represents a constant research for adjustment, balance and quiet; a research that follows humanity in this time, full of conflicting feeling.
We were looking for a refuge, a work able to gently reflect our paradoxical feelings: in this piece you can notice small but primary differences in all the composing elements. Some mosaic insets are perfectly squared, calm, clean and linear. Others, even if made in the same way, look angular, violent, stained. Some ceramic rods are tall, balanced and compact. Others look smaller, poised, cracked.
Thanks to the final resin casting all these elements became part of the same dialogue: upper and lower,“good” and “bad”, clean and dirty, love and hate. They all became part of a bigger unique drawing originally imperceptible but wonderfully full sense at the end.
What we would like the observer could feel at first glance is calm, quiet, order and cleanliness.
Only approaching the piece, observing and touching it, you can then notice that the first apparent mood is made by a lot of tiny elements that contradict each other, but able to live together in perfect harmony.