Reinventar el equilibrio
Reinventing Balance

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Title

Reinventar el equilibrio
Reinventing Balance

Creator

Marcela Castaño

Description

La estructura está conformada por aros metálicos traslapados. Sus uniones representan la esencia conceptual de la obra. Marcela concibió esta pieza justo en el momento en que detonaba el COVID. “Reinventar el Equilibrio” metaforiza su percepción de la realidad, en dicho momento. La parte superior refleja el sentir de las personas, su necesidad de reinventarse ante la fragilidad y el aislamiento. La parte inferior alude a la naturaleza en todo su esplendor, el florecimiento de las plantas y los animales con su sentir libre, relajado, como hace un largo tiempo no lo eran debido a la interferencia de la especie humana en una forma desaforada. La artista soñaba durante el aislamiento con un mundo diferente al retornar al exterior. Gozar del balance, la paz y la armonía con la naturaleza; que se diera un reencuentro basado en la reconciliación, el amor, la admiración y el respeto.

This piece is the combination between a triptych mobile and a loom structure. The union of the overlapped rings represents the conceptual essence of the art piece. This project was created right at the time that COVID was starting to spread. “Reinventing Balance” is a metaphor of reality at that time. The upper part shows people feelings, their need to reinvent themselves due to their fragility and social distancing. The lower part recalls nature at its greatest: the plants blossoming, and the animals with their freedom back, relaxed, as they had not been for a long time, out of the human controlled intervention. Marcela dreamt of a different world for the time when we would go back to normal. A world where we would enjoy balance, peace, and harmony with nature, and we would be having a gathering with reconciliation, love, admiration, and respect. The juxtaposition of the rings in the third part of the piece represents the fish, as a symbol of life and union restating the connection that Marcela has with the animals and the sea. She used metal, wool, synthetic fibers, and melted glass. She also used seashells that she had previously collected in Camp Helen, her favorite beach in the Gulf of Mexico.

Date

2020

Format

Telar móvil escultórico, 20" x 22"

Subject

Esta pieza es la conjunción entre un tríptico móvil y una escultura telar.

This piece is the combination between a tryptic mobile and a loom structure.

Source

Marcela Castaño Estate

Publisher

Cont.Arte Latinoamérica

Rights

Marcela Castaño