“Rock garden for Ritual without the Myth” is an installation made of number of rock/metal sculptures allocated in the garden in a specific configuration. Installation could be read as a universal ritual space in which each sculpture indicates a stage in a process of continuous transformation, unfolding circular movement, where the begining and the end are interchangeable and points of intersection dislocate one another.
The idea is to assemble elements from specific cultural contexts, reflecting on the dynamics of geographical dislocation and other displacements and transactions.
Viewers invited to interpret the “ritual” space and to act freely inside the circle.
This installation brings together practices that revisit the idea of RITUAL as a catalyst for transformative experience.
Each sculpture is a unique piece made of stainless steel and resin (cast of stone/hollow inside). Sculptures are easy to move around and they could be installed in a different configurations.
It is exciting to see how my rock garden is growing… Six sculptures are ready and just a few more are on the way. Each rock is a journey: choosing rock, making cast, “reading” it’s form, creating visual lines, which stainless steel parts are following, rolling/bending metal, cutting rocks, inserting stainless steel and… finally seeing how materials working together and how thoughts become Things…
When lots of sketches are done and all preparation and modelling work is behind it is time for most exciting part – actual process of making sculptures. The process starts from working on shapes of metal (polished stainless steel) parts, which shapes should correspond and follow the forms of the rocks.
For all metal works I am going to Mike Smith Studio, where I used to work on my sculptural works for a few years now. With help of Mike Smith and his assistants David and Martin, I cut, roll and bend sheets of metal in order to create smooth lines for reflective surfaces which will be installed in the rocks after…