VERTIGO

2016
smoked terracotta and serizzo stone 

12 x 21 x 10 cm

the idea behind this work is to create a single sculpture formed by two elements: one found element and one made element. Selected Serizzo stone, picked up from the wood of Torno, on Lake Como, was characterized by circular sedimentary stratification. I made a clay element following and emphasizing the circle pattern of the natural stone. During the firing stage I buried the clay element with moss and charcoal from the same wood. The combustion of these natural elements has allowed a dark pigmentation similar to that of the stone and in line with the whirling composition's rhythm.

like in other projects the unpredictability component was decisive: during firing stage the clay pigmentation would predictably take place but I couldn’t be 100% sure of the result.

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