True love knot is found in the death of a corn, 2013

(wheat, earth , wooden palettes, spruce planks)
1700 x 1600 x 100 cm

The art work “True love knot is found in the death of a corn” consists of an apartment building ground plot marked with wheat and a podium. The work comprises the growth process of the wheat corn up to its fully grown state, so allowing the different stages of the growth to be observed of a period of time – the work lives by itself. The ground plot of wheat can only be entered through the window openings in the ground plot. The entrance door stays unidentified as well as the level/ floor that is depicted. It is like a quiet intrusion into a plan depicting parameters of cultural heritage that are affected by memories, behavioural and structural patterns. The marriage of the ground plot and a wheat field in “True love knot is found in the death of a corn” takes its reference from the alteration of nature through mans settlement and cultivation. This process of intrusion has become so independent that its not just an intervention of man into nature but of man into man. This work was primarily planned for the Kyiv Sculpture Project in the Botanical Garden (open call): During the soviet union and the second world war the Ukraine suffered from famine (Holodomor) and the depredation of crops – the Ukraine was deemed as the breadbasket of Europe and still is. “True love knot is found in the death of a corn“ tells of inclusion, exclusion, of alignment and dispersion, as well as the visible and invisible.

 

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