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Sculpture: White Spirit, Wax, Powder Pigments, Bronze on Wood.
"Trying to escape is not easy. There are some laws as well. First, you need to be aware of your present situation and your limitations. Then, you need to know where you want to go -choose wisely. Finally, you need to set your strategy towards freedom. Be careful as you fly friend, the sun is burning..."
This specific piece is made of a root probably from an olive tree. It has been completed with a small piece of bronze and a black wooden pedestal. You can watch a 360 video of this sculpture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3Lzgnk9OA
Every piece in this collection has been processed with hagiography powder pigments in tiny amounts and thus the natural color of the root is starring. The pieces have been finished with a varnish that Nikos Manessis makes out of pure Cretan beeswax and white spirit.
This entire collection has been co-created with nature itself, inspired by and communicated by nature to the artist. Nikos Manessis argues that each root had already told him what it should be shaped into before he started the process. He followed the shape as well as the wood grain of each root to allow everyone else to see what he could see beforehand.