thermoformed plastic, resin, dolomite, 220x100x80 cm, 2022 (sold)
The sculpture is an allegory of beauty and creativity, concealed within the shape of a plant known as myrtle. In mythology, myrtle was one of the attributes of the goddess Aphrodite, representing goodness. It was believed to bring inspiration and positive energy to those who wore it. The word “ingenium” in Latin refers to talent, ability, and, most importantly, the character or nature of things. It was also used to describe the properties of this plant. The form “ingenii” is deliberately used to emphasize the function of declination, which, in this case, answers the question of to whom something belongs. With this meaning, the object was created to serve as a reminder of our intellectual and latent potential that is unique to each individual.