Modus

The sacred geometry

About

Inspired by the Muqarnas, an elevated 2D pattern to a 3-dimensional geometry. The Muqarnas, in Arabic for stalactite vault. It is an ancient type of element employed in architecture. This occurred and flourished between the 11th – 17th centuries. Here I followed two methods to produce my Artwork in Metal, during my postgraduate research and studies in the University of Gothenburg at the Metal Arts department.

Inspiration

Inspired by the process of repetition that occurs while practicing new techniques. 

The various attempts to produce a specific result appeared as a pattern of repeated objects by the end of the day,  got me curious about this phenomenon, even though, personally, I do not like repetition to occur, moving forward, I started to see the positive aspects of the repeated patterns of an action, which results in mastering skills, as an example. 

 

"In Mother Nature creations, and in Man-made formations, patterns are a harmonic rhythm that modulates form and space."

The making

Modus geometry combines the durability and strength of the metal, and the complexity of the form in muqarnas. The materials used are Iron, Aluminum, and Bronze. 

 

Inspiration

In Mother Nature creations, and in Man-made formations;

patterns are a harmonic rhythm that modulates form and space.

From a body perspective; it generates feelings of safety and eternity in the observer.

Ornamental patterns and geometries plays a major role traditionally in the construction of everyday life. The reflection they add on the surroundings with different elements from Nature, results on an interaction with our perception in an abstract form of beauty combined with senses of spirituality and symbolism.

"Repetition is a positive phenomenon, by observing different patterns; we can better realize our universe"

Installation

Through this installation, I wanted to communicate with my fellow students from the university, and the public attending the library; the importance of time in connection to the concept of success, with a total count of twenty-four elements corresponding to the count of the hours per day. The elements were placed in two parallel lines that are extended from the ground to the abstract shape of a Sail.
The installation is located on the western side of the Dals långed bibliotek (library building), within the premises of the University of Gothenburg and Stenebyskolan.
Address: Hemslöjdsvägen, 660 10 Dals Långed, Sweden