Steel, zinc, paint
Edition of 8
The essential abstract work takes inspiration form the concept of the cyclic nature of existence. The form is a globe, the flanges are abstractions of moon phases, but can also be interpreted as forms found in nature. The juxtaposition of the opposing direction of the flanges is symbolising birth and departing.
The form of the sculpture suggests flow and movement but at the same time has a quality of stillness. The sculpture conveys the harmony, inter-connectedness and the unity of existence. There is a feeling of lightness and fragility to the work reflecting the ephemeral nature of existence. The work interacts with the sun as it catches the different flanges creating a secondary pattern of shadows and sunlight.
Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “wandering” or “world”, with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It is also the concept of rebirth, the cyclicality of death and rebirth. Samsara evokes continuous flow referring to the cycle of birth, life death and rebirth of reincarnation in Buddhism and Hinduism.
This sculpture is fabricated from steel with a hot zinc coating and a durable vibrant violet paint finish.