Maria Tsimpiskaki





ARMATURES AND SHADOWS: the Traces of Being  #1

Sterling silver, bronze, pigment, pvc, sea anemone finding



What is left when being ends? The Earth is heavy with the armatures of the creatures that once walked it and with the traces of their many histories, mainly shadows impressed on countless memories, behaviours, new lives. The leaf becomes here an eloquent symbol of that duality: a delicate residual structure bearing the visible remnants of the living flesh it supported, itself eaten away in a labor intensive process the involves etching and piercing through the metal; in the background, its shadow, dark, flickering, a single being’s fleeting imprint on Life’s everlasting flow. Dotted here and there are the found fossilised bodies of sea anemones, another fragile and exquisite trace of past vitality.