An object made from an old book. The length of it is 124 cm, the width varies from 14 to 23 cm. It is made from narrow paper strips glued side by side, flat and slightly overlapped. The paper is from an old book found in a second hand store; each page of the book had a different texture created by the effects of time. This was especially noticeable on the edges of each page that were all slightly foxed. I decided to work with these signs of time on the paper. The texture of the object is similar to a feather or to the underside of a mushroom. What fascinates me about old books, is not necessary its content, but the transfiguration of the paper through time. I am interested in the form, shape and the material of the book. Equally important is the technical information usually written at the back of the book—where it was printed, how many copies were printed, the kind of the paper, the date. I often collect books in languages that I don’t understand because this isolates the shapes and rhythm of the typeface, allowing me to explore their forms rather than their function.
A sculpture or a drawing?
A sculpture or a drawing? The work consists of two linear designs, each one printed or embroidered on two separate fabrics made from different colored and textured polar-fleece. Both of the pieces are non-symmetrical. The color of the first piece is white; its dimensions are 150x150x 0.4 cm and an irregular cube is screen-printed on it. The second piece is dark gray; its dimensions are 240 x 50 x 0.8cm and a distorted rectangle is mechanically embroidered on it. The width of the embroidery is 1cm and the thread used is white polyester. Do these objects have a function? Are they perhaps drawings or sculptures? What are the properties that make something a sculpture or a drawing? Both of the works are a question on two and three dimensions. The starting point for the work was the properties of the polar-fleece. It is light, soft and warm. The sensation of warmth and covering this material has brings out the image of a box, a closed or open private space. Despite the fact that its name suggests that it is made from organic materials, fleece is a manufactured fabric entirely made from polyethylene terepthylene. These objects could be presented in multiple ways—folded, left on a surface, or exhibited on a wall or floor.
A child’s collection
A collection of found objects from the seaside, some of them are manufactured, toy car, a copper bell, coins, a red dice, others are natural pebbles, shells and some irregular pieces of plastic and metal. The pictures are an enlarged prints of the objects organized in small groups, stowed in such a way that they balance from one another. (dimensions of the photographs is 200x180m
……walking at the beach, on the road
observing collecting assembling
Lots of objects or fragments of them have taken the place of the pebbles and shells. At the seaside a new mixture is now creating its image/icon ---------- of the and the bottom of the sea. (βυθόs) A collection of small found obgects, that time and the sea has tranformed them in sculpural fragments. Each small obgect is unique in shape, texture and colour or is just operating as an obgect that regenerates memories. Ugly or beautiful, useful or not, I can’t tell. I just collect them. In the photographs the objects are assembled/stacked together in small groups, in an attempt to create balance. To bring back memories. To create curiosity.