The Strength of The Sacrifice (Exitus-Reditus)
Wood (cedar), steel, ropes, natural fiber, ceramics and ashes.
120 x 120 x 160 cm.
“The Strength of The Sacrifice” has been conceived for Specific Space (Site-Specific Art). It was first shown in the Personal Exhibition “Exitus-Reditus, Cartography of the Self”, Servando Gallery (Genesis Art Galleries), Havana.
Heartbreaking Scar Eloquence: Beyond Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi)
As the main discursive element, this work proposes an exploration around the concept of sacrifice that José Martí assumes as a potentiator in the development of the spirit, through which man lives and triumphs and through which he can only find “redemption”. Thus, as a support, this work visually rise from the symbolism of the crutch, moral support of the existence: three crutches that sustain the skies and the worlds. In this piece, man has been summarized in the metaphor of the heart, made of broken (and repaired) ceramic (terracotta) that exhibits the beauty of its scars in open reference to the Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi) philosophy.
Life Story: Sacrifice, Pain
In this Cartography of the self, there is no talk of resilience. The scars and wounds in the artist’s aesthetic proposal tell life stories; they speak of pain as nourishment and of the sacrifice implicit in acceptance. In addition to the discourse of reparation, this work is framed in the course, in the very process of “being” and is born from a desperate and impossible breath in the midst of drowning.