Built with Berta.me

  1. Humans have been observing and studying nature since the beginning of time. They felt the need to portray it, but in order to represent it they first had to understand it, to make order in the nature`s disorder.  In the beginning they selected and reduced nature`s elements to a human size then simplified them and represented iconic, regulated shapes inspired from these natural elements. The chosen symbols were initially of mystical importance they all told a story and ornaments had a powerful concept behind, but in time they become mannerist statements of wealth and symbols of authority and power. With the disappearance of ornament throughout the xx-th century the related crafts disappeared. I am reintegrating these crafts in a different artistic discourse, searching for ornamental patterns in purely utilitarian manmade structures, trying to compare the experience of bird-eye overfly with a corporeal presence in cruising these structures.