Work commissioned by WonderRoot. CSA art collector's program.
This series of 30 sculptures are made out of steel planks holding ceramic balls in a figurative balance performing different equilibriums and perspectives of balance in terms of justice. The metal represents the rough element (justice) and the ceramic speaks about the fragility and vulnerability (the individuals). The interaction between the elements and their principles has to synchronize to allow fairness and perfect balance, which in practice it can be rare and complex.
Justice and balance are close concepts that share similar principles: The principle of weight, equality, need, contribution, effort, impartiality, consistency, standing and trust. Also elements such as equilibrium, symmetry, equivalence, tension, equality of weight, harmony, stability, scale, support, compensation, and so on. When simplified as a three dimensional object the observation of what is fair or balanced gets interesting. The complexity of justice is mirrored through balance in this series of conceptual scales as a symbol for equality and fairness representing the weight of both sides and the balance in relationships.
patterns ( Sold)
At the heart of these growing geometrical works emerge the thought of subtle patterns of life that go unnoticed and define our directions, our emotions, our perception of logic and our idea of cause and effect.
Patterns exist in every living and growing entity: In nature, we see geometrical patterns in plants, flowers and vegetables. Animals use patterns and geometry principles as part of the reproduction and multiplication process. We use patterns as a defense mechanisms. We also use them in our clothes, we walk over them and we eat them. In society we all interact following patterns- They are repetitive, they conduct and define ourselves. Patterns rule our involuntary and instinctive actions and although they reveal our inner mechanisms we do not pay much attention to them.
Understanding these hidden patterns may not only enable us to see the world through new eyes but also make us more mindful and capable of breaking up old codes and building new paths to grow in different directions.