Monday, March 15, 2010

Hammocks with Spirals and Pearls

I just fell in love with Brazilian artist Maria Nepomucenos exhibition at Magasin 3 in Stockholm. Nepomucenos creates large, colorful hammock-like sculptures that seem to grow organically in a never-seen-before garden. It is said that she always lets the rope take its natural spiral form - and that she sees the rope as an umbilical cord and the pearls as fertile points. The sculptures cross the room and create a feeling of traveling or transmission. To me its a lovely and interesting crossover between ancient traditions and a warm, philosophical - and beautiful - approach to art.