WHAT-ER acque acide - experiment 2


Italy

Sculpture
Size: 55 H x 44 W x 2 in

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Sculpture: Plaster, Cement, Tempera, Acrylic and Resin on Wood and Other.

The theme is Ocean Acidification another environmental and social problem which i like to talk about. Is a personal experience that makes me studying about Ocean acidification. I was living in a beautiful island in Indonesia and i saw that in few years the coral reef was almost disappear... My goal is to use my art to foster awareness of ecological and social problem.
I create a collection of different wall sculptures dedicates to this theme.
The acid water in our Oceans inspired me to dissolving sea shells using muriatic acid and photo-shooting them during the process to create a time-laps video, then, using a frame from the video i create an exact replica of the shell using plaster mixed with cement and other materials. For the other surface i used tempera, pigments, gold powder, silver powder, exhausted oil, gesso, cement and other material mixed together, then i dry it under the sun and covered with ice many times until the material mixed as i like. In the end i use a glass resine to recreate the water effect of the surface.
When you look at it, seems like to see a skull, that is what came from the dissolving experiment i made, and then looks like to see the deep ocean around a reef with infinite colours.

Keywords: Shell, Skull, Water, Cracks, Abstract, Sea Shell, Deep Ocean, Ocean Acidification, What-er , Ocean, Orange

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism

Mediums: Plaster, Cement, Tempera, Acrylic, Resin

Materials: Wood, Other

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