"Tamariua is a sculpture built by recovering an old trunk that I found on the sand of the Tamariua cove in Costa Brava.
I decided to cut the trunk in half in order to show the purity of the inside. This is a parallelism with the human being: despite all of life’s difficult experiences, there is always a pure inner essence that makes you who you are.
Lately, I’ve been collaborating with Petra, a stone atelier in Valencia that let me use all the material that is broken or irregular so I can recycle it for my volumes and this way it becomes useful again. I combined the wood with a piece of a rescued marble that has the same texture of the trunk.
I repaired the marble with the Kintsugi technique. The golden repaired crack has the shape of a new outbreak of a tree, symbolizing a new life for these two materials found and recovered."
Future Archeology: The Object as connection and symbol to understand past and future times.
The pieces are inspired by traditional pottery and made up intersecting earth and stone through fired clay and stone cast. The concept starts from the concave and circular shapes of the bowl and plate, depriving them of their original functionality. As an archeological site, the pieces operate as time capsules: searching leads from their material remains, thinking of possible futures in the past.
Bone White Coffee Table
Designed for the all-female exhibition 'Sisters'.
For Ferlov Mancoba, the main objective was to metaphorically ‘go hand-in-hand’ and create together. As a counterpoint to the selfish, soulless and materialistic world in which she felt she lived, she strove in her art to promote the great community of man across nations and cultures. ‘Only through each other can we live and breathe, and no-one creates alone’