The sacred geometry
Metal Art Project - Materials and Technique Study
This art project showcases the “Modus” shape, which is a 3-dimensional form made up of geometric elements that can be arranged in different compositions to create bespoke artwork. The shape draws inspiration from the Muqarnas, an essential element of Arabic architecture used in creating stalactite vaults. The artwork is constructed by repeating and interlacing patterns across different levels and planes, resulting in unique adornments.
The project was showcased in various art exhibitions, including a permanent art installation. The “Modus” shape’s versatility allows it to be adapted to different settings and environments, making it a dynamic and visually striking addition to any space. Drawing on the rich history and tradition of Arabic architecture, this project creates a bridge between the past and the present, showcasing the enduring appeal and beauty of geometric patterns and designs.
Patterns exist in both natural and human-made structures and can shape the harmony of form and space. These patterns evoke a sense of safety and timelessness in the observer.
Throughout history, ornamental patterns and geometries have been fundamental in the creation of daily life. These designs interact with our perception, generating an abstract form of beauty, and, when combined with elements from nature, create a sense of spirituality and symbolism. These reflections add to the overall ambiance of our surroundings and heighten our senses.
The Modus geometry interacts with light to produce unique refraction effects on its surroundings. Its beauty is derived from the sharp-edged faces that catch the light individually, resulting in a dazzling display of lights and shadows. This fascinating interplay of light and shadow captivates the observer’s gaze and creates an enchanting visual experience.
Public Art Installation
In the words of Ludovico Einaudi, “It is only when we become aware that our time is limited that we can channel our energy into truly living.” With this sentiment in mind, I created the “Rising Stars” installation during the summer of 2020. Amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic, time felt more precious than ever before, and I sought to convey its significance through this artwork.
Comprised of 24 pieces arranged in two parallel lines that rise upward, the installation creates a rhythmic pattern reminiscent of musical notes. The pieces themselves are crafted from aluminum and brass, with stainless steel foundations anchoring them in place. The name “Rising Stars” reflects the idea that time is a precious commodity that we must use wisely in order to reach our full potential.
The “Rising Stars” installation can be found at the main entrance of the Dals Långed Bibliothek, situated on the University of Gothenburg and Stenebyskolan campus.
Address: Hemslöjdsvägen, 66695 Dals Långed, Sweden