Prayer resembles a hybrid of mantis and a human being. All species of mantises are beasts. They are very effective predators. Mantis are able to wait and stalk a catch for days if necessary. The praying mantis does not necessarily kill its catch, but eats it alive.
In this work, I would like to highlight man's ability to perform contradictory actions.
One can be cruel but gentle at the same time.
The sculpture is made of artificial leather, linen paper, wood and steel. It is about 2 meters high.
The sculpture is made of stoneware ceramics, fabric, wire and wood. It´s size is 110 x 120 x 80 cm.
The sculpture is made of stoneware and wood. Its size is 100 x 120 x 80 cm.
The sculpture is made of stoneware with fruits as a lure component.
The installation contains three floating arcs made of metal, linen paper and recycled glass globes. Glass globes were used for candle and oil lanterns. The work refers to lost homes with only chains of memories left. Each arc could also reflected as a community, physical or mental one. Largest part in the middle is 360 cm wide.
the installation consists of wandering and collapsed pairs of feet. Puddles under the feet dark greyish and black. Standing still, stagnant meltwaters. Work is made of bleached linen paper and wire, glass plates processed with metallic paint and spray rubber.
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