Round2 is composed by heterogeneus lime masses “sailing” in a “micro-mosaic sea” (marbles and pebbles cut by hand with a... Read More
Round2 is composed by heterogeneus lime masses “sailing” in a “micro-mosaic sea” (marbles and pebbles cut by hand with a small hammer). Both these elements are consolidated on a wooden substrate.
This work has its own troubled history and holds conflicting feelings and emotions: love, boredom and resignation, anger, amazement and quiet.
Thanks to love, this work started at the end of 2019: love for mosaic art, love between two people and love for the place that ties them. The resulting mosaic was an interpretation of the traditional opus figlinum, a popular kind of floor during the Roman Empire.
However, what love had began, boredom and resignation put an end.
That mosaic was very schematic and repetitive. It became a mirror of the redundant behaviors common in our relationship.
Then, the anger. An extreme feeling able to transform thoughts and behaviors. This feeling brought us the need to destroy the existing. We proceeded therefore to the rip of the mosaic (technique used in mosaic restorations).
The mosaic was thrown away but the background of the mosaic piece (the lime that was tying the small tiles together) seemed like a set of wonderful and heterogeneous lime masses. Their casual distribution on the substrate became every day more and more curious to us.
However, the turbulence of those masses needed the quiet and the balance that we are all constantly looking for in our lives.
And so, a mosaic bed, composed by very tiny tiles (1-5 mm, hand cut), takes shape.
The flat mosaic surface appears perfectly calm and serene and embraces the violent and unexpected lime grits. The mosaic surface depicts pure consciousness, quiet and truth.
This mosaic represents the path that led us to the creation of “Malachite” group.
The message is very basic and simple, but many times neglected: there’s always a different point of view, an unexpected combination of all those dots that may look disconnected. We are often blind to the perfection of life, and sometimes we want to. But, at the end, we can only be surprised by those synchronisms, which, if noticed, are able to turn tears into smiles.
Behind every unpleasant event, sense of anxiety, turmoil, there’s always a great opportunity for growth and achievement of the objectives. And, In this work, that possibility was hiding literally “behind”.
“Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies” - Paulo Coelho