Gens is a sculpture in terracotta and unprocessed wool threads, measuring approximately (18x18x43) cm, 2017. The ancient Roman term Gens... Read More
Gens is a sculpture in terracotta and unprocessed wool threads, measuring approximately (18x18x43) cm, 2017.
The ancient Roman term Gens indicated a group of families that recognized themselves in a common ancestor and practiced common cults, identified those who have the same noble name belonging to a progenitor who actually lived or more frequently to a mythical ancestor and transmitted, even in the absence of consanguinity, through the chain of generations up to the last descendants. A seed contains this familiar root of transmission of information from generation to generation.
From the formal point of view, the work appears soft and light, while physically coming into contact with it on perceives the weight and stability, it is part of the Seeds sculptural series. This series is a study of the travel arrangements of the seeds and the strategies that the plants adopt to travel and reproduce themselves. This series is part of broader research that investigates migration matters.
I was fascinated by the range of knowledge and information that life creates in order to move forward. Plants reproduce through their seeds, which represent the whole information for their species: they are all they know. These seeds seek and find a way to express themselves by transforming themselves into plants and, to find the best possible conditions, often face journeys, both in time and space. The dissemination processes are very varied and include both the possibility of autonomous travel and interaction with other species. The seeds can travel with the wind, can be projected at distance for a game of tension of the tissues in the fruit itself or due to gravity, they can develop protrusions suitable to get caught on host animals and they can travel in time thanks to their lack of water that allows them to wait for the right moment, sometimes even for a long time. Fascinated by all these tools of relationship and knowledge I am working on sculptures that try to identify the hooks and the conservation techniques /communication, some plants provide interesting fluff to defend themselves from cold or extreme heat or simply to be attractive to animals, like birds, that can move them to build new nests.