Wednesday, November 26, 2008

so amazing.

I have always thought it would be interesting to create a spider web- as someone who loves the process of "weaving" it is such an amazing and symbolic structure. Well Nacho Carbonell has done it and it is lovely.

In this case inspired in the technique of wrapping I create a space in nature, where you feel protected as in a fetus, The perception of home is strongly linked to the material. Making your own cocoon we transferred our emotions, needs, into our shelter.

This is intended to be transitory. It will eventually be reclaimed by nature, but in return nature will provide benefits to nature and it will close the natural circle of live.

His other work is fascinating in how the sculptures become hybrids of man-made and seemingly nature-made, existing in perfect harmony. The Evolution chairs providing safe places that one can crawl into and being made from entirely recycled materials.

He describes his Dream of Sand benches, which are made from sand coated in rubber, as

The idea is to create these pieces of furniture on the spot, giving them the characteristics of the environment where they are built, in this way being able to integrate them into their surroundings, even to create extensions for already existing structures

Truly a very interesting artist making work that asks questions about our environment, our surroundings and our ideas about home. All questions very worthy of asking.
His artist statement is eloquent and inspiring:

I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behavior. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one's sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life

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