Monolithum

2016




Resin rings and sculptures made of clay, pigment and chalk
Collaboration with Alan Stefanato


MONOLITH noun [from Latin monolĭthus, from Greek monolithos, from mono-, “mono” + lithos, “stone”]
1. A large block of stone of a single piece. Also used for religious reasons.
For example: The monolith of the massive city walls.
2. Architectural work (obelisk, column, statue) carved from a single block of stone or marble: the monolith of the Foro Italico, in Rome; the famous monolith in the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick.
3. Something having a uniform, massive, redoubtable, or inflexible quality or character.

The goal was to create a series of rings with a primitive and ancestral taste, as if they belonged to ancient cultures and civilizations.
Natural pigments, such as chalk and mordant, were added to the resin in order to obtain laminated colours similar to natural stone.