Light, Darkness and the Tree exhibition
Exhibition : August 20th – 21st, 2016
Opening : Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Address : 481 Van Brunt Street #9D
Brooklyn NY 11231
Life embraces duality. Positives and negatives circulate eternally in the universe and existence follows this ideology. I want to make this humble truth a tangible experience through sculpture. An abstract form can serve a unique function and capture order in complexity, demonstrated with the purest of mediums – Light and Darkness. One who is swallowed within darkness can no longer visualize their path. When illumination is discovered so is identity, yet the darkness still remains as a reminder to cherish the ephemerality of light.
The tree is an allegory of existence. It is a form that is constructed with many individual components brought together to make a whole. Within a lifetime, branches follow a path to grow out of the darkness to nd light and nurture its leaves. The tonal complexity between light and dark grows exponentially with every cantilever, yet it remains balanced in suspended harmony. At this moment, the intricacies of the world dissolve, only to then unify. Ultimately, the formal design of a tree captures the essence of divine order within nature.
Light and Darkness is the most fundamental component of my work. When light dissolves into shadow, and then reemerges, I reflect upon instances in my own life when I was lost and had to and a new path. Light and dark is omnipresent in life and time. They are of equal importance, reminding us of the order that exists in nature and how every moment in life is cherished.