Instalation project developped in my residence @ Flora Ars+Natura with the Grant 35-55.
It consists of one or many columns of sugar crystals grown in a thread of ¨fique¨ natural fiber.
Working with materials of high symbolic content is part of my training as a jeweler and I have always looked for associations of unexpected materials in the context of contemporary art. Sweetness connects us symbolically with pleasant situations, delicate and brittle forms, it is often associated with the fragility.
Lucretius, greek poet and philosopher, describes the world according to the principles of Epicurus. His philosophy is inspired by matter and he explains in a material way the objects and the living, which take shape via combinations of atoms. These combinations of atoms remain, for Lucretius, fundamentally fortuitous.
Following these precepts, I started to elaborate environments, biospheres where these crystals could grow. The natural crystallization processes are completed after thousands of years and are the result of movements, pressures and very violent telluric forces. Sugar crystallizes by stillness, by abandonment, vibrations and abrupt changes are enemies of the process. I am interested in the very essence of the material.
In this installation my interest was to create what would look like an architectural element absurdly made of sugar.