FOLLOWING THE TIDE
This collection is inspired by the lagoons and cenotes in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico: the movement of the tide and the change in topography reveal different materials shaping the intersection of earth and water. "Following the Tide" is an explosion erupted from the circular nucleus, dispersed into crushed Forest Green marble and aggregates of recuperated brass. It is composed in a pigmented resin on an oxidized bronze base.
Dimensions | W 193 cm, L 145 cm, H 40 cm
Materials | Forest Green Marble, Resin, Recuperated Brass Powder
Date of Completion | September 2019
Production | The Piecemakers @thepiecemakers_beirut and Marm Group @marmgroup
Photos | T Sakhi
ZAMÃN, Sculpting Time
The Cultural Component |
The craftsmanship emphasizes cultural heritages; leather and metal in Lebanon and stone in Egypt, where was the first known creation of horology. The techniques aspires a creation associated with chaos and form, randomness and precision, spirit and matter, natural and man-made, emphasizing nature and its mutation due to human intervention.
The Historical Component |
Carving into the mineral to create a negative space for storing the watch: similarly to archeology, making the piece a part of human history through stratification and excavation, a timeless “artifact”.
The Narrative Component |
“To watch” defines the act of observing and gazing within a time period. Since watches became a collectable work of art, our aim is to give the object value by making it a contemplative artwork itself. The notion of a ‘box’ is reinterpreted to re-question it’s function.
Dimensions | 20 x 20 cm
Materials | Indian Green, Red Travertine, Galala, Nero Marquina, Brass, Suede
Exhibitor | Joy Mardini Design Gallery
Location | 406 Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh, Lebanon
Stone Production | Marmonil
Brass Production | wxhxd
Photos | T SAKHI, Tarek Haddad