Web - SOLD
Ben Coutouvidis (b 1970)
Diameter: 38 cm
Sold - 2010
‘Memory’ is a sub-theme in this collection of work. One of the salient qualities of working with wire is that one imparts a memory to it by bending and shaping it. The juxtaposition of the linear characteristics of irrevocable historical time, against the cyclical characteristics of resurrective ritual time, is captured in the wire circles as appropriate metaphors for memory.
The wire sculpture that looks like a spider’s web, serves as a visual metaphor of how memory is an active attempt to capture or apprehend. In Scorched Earth, the incredibly harsh conditions of the camps forced people to make basic utilitarian objects by whatever means possible, such as baskets or containers made from wire, which have the same structure as a web, only concave.
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