My second piece at last is here - after a long delay.
It is today - on the day of my birthday - I happened to find some time to start and finish this piece. Representing the battle between industrialized world and the dramatic evolution of human habitat, this work symbolizes the stuckism of human evolution as species that learned how to transform matters and materials, yet are still to learn the worth and value of the nature and the habitat - the planet Earth. In a way, I am talking about the Armageddon between survival of human species and survival of the planet and the Mother Nature.
This is the 75% view of the full piece. Full size: 96" x 38", polystyrene
Made from polystyrene and other materials I found in my neighborhood, this installation represents the disbalance of materialism and spirituality as well as the mystery of the near future. While working on this piece, I drew my inspiration from various sources including the Mayan culture and civilization, futuristic design and architecture, and specific film and video projects such as Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey 2001 and Sweden-based Iamamiwhoami.
Creation of the white background with a linear texture. Rarely found in nature, the almost perfectly parallel lines symbolize the strict standards and guidelines used in industrial agriculture, mining, manufacturing and processing industries that damage and harm our planet on a daily basis.
STAGE ONE (cont'd). I find it very ironic how corrugated cardboard is used for packaging of fragile items, while being a fragile material itself. To symbolize fragility, I chose to use cardboard sheets to create the white background. The sheets are painted by three coats of titanium white acrylic paint and then covered with a gloss gel medium to reduce the man-made fragility.
New project: "Separation" - Nature vs Human (Man-made): Humility vs Arrogance, Beauty vs Ugliness, Patience vs Haste, Creation vs Destruction, Permanence vs Fragility