Fountain Sculpture "Fatal, Fertile"
Venice Biennale architecture exhibition "Time Space Existence" May 26 - Nov 25, 2018 / Palazzo Mora
Size: H45" W28" L28" Year: 2018
Medium: bronze, stainless steel, steel, aluminum, hydraulic oil
All of my work is driven by a central preoccupation with human sexuality and fertility, always with the knowledge that this word leads, inevitably, towards fatality. I am marked by a constant thought of the impermanence of beauty. This sculpture reflects this state of flux, with movement of oil across the sacred. When the liquid flows between the bronze shapes, it creates a sensual contrast, showing the power of the human, the driven energy. I think that fertility is the circulating energy. The oil is the circulating fertile energy of the earth. The Zen garden at the base of the sculpture, when visible, gives the illusion of permanence. But the lines anticipate the liquid, and a desire for abundance. Then the oil rises, covering the garden, filling the sculpture with desire for life and energy.
Fountain Sculpture "String"
Size: H6' W2' L2' Year: 2016
Medium: Stainless steel, steel, aluminum, hydraulic oil and pigment
"String" is an infinite string of metal in different qualities and sizes; transformation of material from molecules to fabricated objects, and also from its liquidity to solidity. The oil contains metal pigments flowing through the string of metal balls, and the drops make ripples in the pond underneath. The overall DNA-like shape and the movement express infinite changes and possibilities within an uniform existence.
Fountain Sculpture "Still Life"
Size: H 6' W 2' L 2' Year: 2015
Medium: Welded and formed aluminum, steel base, hydraulic oil and pigment
"Still Life" visualizes a narrative: the time is flowing infinitely between two oval objects that seem to fall apart into opposite directions; however they stay still and only the time is passing through.
The two objects indicate a relationship where we find continuous changes and stillness.
A pole in the middle of two shapes shoots up black liquid from the tip endlessly. The shiny black surface entirely covers the dome and the dish. This quiet fountain express variant and invariant time and space between two existences.