The object I am creating is called “Circular Line”. The main inspiration for this came from the Victoria and Albert museum artifacts and sculptures collections, where I saw the sculpture of grotesque birds in bronze. This is a reminiscent of Dante, who created a poem that positioned humans figures described like grotesque animals around the inside of a cone that signified the circle of life. Borges reinforced this by writing about hexagons to analyze the processes that humans go through. Another significant source for the object I´m creating is Jade Bi is a circular ancient Chinese jade artifact which has ornate surface carving (particularly in a hexagonal pattern) whose motifs represented deities associated with the sky ,as well as standing for qualities and powers the wearer wanted to invoke or embody. This artifact has inspired me for the simplicity of its circular form and the carving of the hexagonal patterns. As a response to the connection of the other sources mentioned above I have acquired the inspiration of the “Circular line” 3D object incorporating different compartments with hexagons that represent our different processes in which we live and symbolize the infinite circle of life.
The aim is to create an object which when viewed from far away, will look simple, yet up close will reveal complexity. This reflects the human personality, which combines the simplicity of consciousness and the complexity of ego and their relationship with one another.
This object can be exhibited in two ways, on its on, on a plinth and the materials I will use will be wood and glass. Also can be shown hanging many of them in the space as an installation with a light material such as transparent plastic, combined with paper representing the constellations.
`Jade Bi´, Tom Swape , You tube, – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXzEW7mz3UY– 21 Jul 2018, (Accessed Oct 3 2018).
`Inferno Dante´, Dante Aliguieri , – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIcPSv9LXtY-
Feb 10 2017, (Accessed Sep. 20 2019).
`399 days´, Rachel Kneebone, Victoria and Albert ,2014.
Jorge Luis Borges. Labyrinths. Edited by Donald A. Yeats and James E. Irby . (Penguin Modern Classics 1970)