Aureola No.13

Aureola No.13

Scultura, Filosofia, Architettura, Paesaggio, Metallo, 186x240x34cm
au•re•o•la KK [ɔˋrɪələ] DJ [ɔˋriələ]
- (especially in paintings of Christian saints and the deity) a border of light or radiance enveloping the head or sometimes the whole of a figure represented as holy; a less common word for halo
- the luminous area surrounding the sun or other bright light when seen through thin cloud or mist : corona

Aureola is a series of sculpture work I developed in recent years to explore the duality of the body - its limitation and liberation. Taking reference to the history of tortures and punishment, the metal wearable sculptures suggest a tangible awareness of the limitation of the body and, on the other hand, embody the liberation of it with light (halo) as an intangible, metaphorical symbol being used. By employing metal and light to connote the idea of the constrained and the freed, it is expected that a broadened perception of “the bodies we live” can be provoked.

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