This work is the first sculpture of my series of images of classical material poems. It refers to the work of Gaston Bachelard, "Psychoanalysis of Fire", according to whom fire is one of the universal principles to explain the world, because indelible memories, the simplest and decisive experience of each person, are associated with fire and heat. Fire is something deeply personal and universal; fire lives in very different spaces, both in the deep bowels of the earth, and in heaven; fire lives in the human heart and soul. Fire more than any other "originals" can take opposite meanings - life-giving heat and destroyer of matter, the radiance of heaven and the hell of the underworld, the hearth and the apocalypse. As a consequence of a naive understanding of the phenomenon of fire by the human unconscious, fire is perceived as a kind of personality, by which it becomes a character: whether a hero or an antihero, it's up to the viewer to decide. The sculpture consists of two parts: a standing flame and a wreath suspended above it. Materials: sheet aluminum 4mm thick, screws, paints. Dimension of the sculpture: 250 x 133 x 126 cm, Established in 2019.
What did you create?
I created a sculpture that could express the element of fire.
Why did you make it?
I was struck by the Amazon Fire of rainforests in Brazil and the fire of the Notre-Dame de Paris in France.
How did you make it?
Each element of the sculpture was cut out of aluminum sheet and assembled by me manually.
Your entry’s specification
The sculpture consists of two parts: a standing flame and a wreath suspended above it. Materials: sheet aluminum 4mm thick, screws, paints. Dimension of the sculpture: 250 x 133 x 126 cm.