Friday, May 9, 2014

SILVER ALTAR 2014



My bachelor project is inspired by the last page spectacle of the book Victor Hugo's book
The Hunchback of Notre Paris, which was always a strong emotional impulse for me. 

                  


As for the mysterious disappearance of Quasimodo,
this is all that we have been able to discover.
About eighteen months or two years after the events
which terminate this story, when search was made
in that cavern for the body of Olivier le Daim, who
had been hanged two days previously, and to whom
Charles VIII. had granted the favor of being buried in
Saint Laurent, in better company, they found among
all those hideous carcasses two skeletons, one of
which held the other in its embrace. One of these
skeletons, which was that of a woman, still had a few
strips of a garment which had once been white, and
around her neck was to be seen a string of adrézarach
beads with a little silk bag ornamented with green
glass, which was open and empty. These objects were
of so little value that the executioner had probably
not cared for them. The other, which held this one
in a close embrace, was the skeleton of a man. It was
noticed that his spinal column was crooked, his head
seated on his shoulder blades, and that one leg was
shorter than the other. Moreover, there was no fracture
of the vertebrae at the nape of the neck, and it
was evident that he had not been hanged. Hence, the
man to whom it had belonged had come thither and
had died there. When they tried to detach the skeleton
which he held in his embrace, he fell to dust.

(The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo)


 I decided to recreate this spectacle in my personal Silver technique - linear drawing by dry needle tip in silver foil glued to cardboard . It is a panel made up of nine cardboards (100x70cm) , which is complemented by space - a path, formed by cardboards on the floor . 
Work is related to works arising from a sense of deep loss of a loved one . It is about the search for peace and reconciliation . About hope - one shall open his eyes in order to find the beauty embracing  him.
It is a silver altar, with which one shall experience an intimate moment of searching and finding. Moment of silent questions and silent answers. 
Alone. Like You.

This is my last work at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia. 
This is my farewell piece, gesture of final goodbye with AFAD.

available for public:
9.-11.5.2014
Academy of Fine Arts and Design

Drotárska cesta 44, Bratislava
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