Variations

CONCEPT

Gaston Bachelard points out that we categorize many of our emotions by their relative weight; they make us feel heavier or lighter. Perhaps because uprightness is the human quality, we imagine human emotions arranged on a vertical scale from ground to sky. So sadness is weighed down and earthbound joy is aerial, and the sensation of freedom defies the bonds of gravity.” Michael Pollan

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Variations is a formal project inspired by this quote of Gaston Bachelar. I just wanted to start to explore how to create comptemporary reliefs (using the same drawing), that blurred the lines between design, sculpture and graphic art, with this idea of lightness to express different emotions and to continue working on the sequence series. The firsts pieces were made using bench wood and then with painted aluminium. There are study models and mockups carefully made.

Concepto

“(…) Gaston Bachelard dijo algunas cosas acerca del elemento aire. En su libro titulado El aire y los sueños, afirma que categorizamos muchas emociones dependiendo de su peso relativo, ya que nos hacen sentir más pesados o ligeros. Quizás porque la rectitud es una cualidad humana, creemos que nuestras emociones se distribuyen en una escala vertical que va desde la tierra hasta el cielo. Por eso a la tristeza se la considera terrenal y lastrada, mientras que la alegría es aérea y la sensación de libertad desafía la fuerza de la gravedad.” Michael Pollan

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Variaciones es un proyecto formal inspirado por esta cita de Gaston Bachelard, mediante el que comienzo a explorar cómo crear relieves contemporáneos (a partir de un mismo dibujo), que se sitúan a medio camino entre el diseño, la escultura y la gráfica contemporánea, jugando con esa idea de ligereza para expresar diferentes emociones a través de una serie de carácter secuencial. Las primeras piezas estaban hechas con madera de abedul y las siguientes con aluminio pintado. Se trata de maquetas de estudio realizadas cuidadosamente.

MATERIALS

Bench Wood/ Painted Alumnium/ Various Dimensions/ 19 units  

Materiales

Madera de abedúl/ Aluminio pintado/ Varias dimensiones/ 19 unidades

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