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SHANKHA

Annalù

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ink, iron., Murano crystal, nacre, resin
70x70x20 CM
27.55x27.55x7.87 IN
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Focusing on texture and an interest in illusion, Ital- ian artist Annalù’s dreamy, glassy sculptures en- chant viewers with her incorporation of hyper-realistic splashes of water and rich, bright colors. Born in Venice, Annalù undoubtedly incorporates her life in the lagoon as an inspiration for her works. Her pieces evoke an imaginative journey through the use of intricately arranged elements of nature seem- ingly suspended in time. The lightness represents the alchemy of the resins that she models: a scene is cre- ated-vibrant with breath, intertwined with artifice and impossible-of immediacy, but frozen in a chemical ret- ina that projects a kaleidoscope of emotions. Annalu’s sculptures are a continuous narrative of star- gates - where nature and magic collide - opening a door to other dimensions. The circle is representative of cyclical but indefinite time, devoid of corners and edges, it symbolizes the harmony of the cosmos. It is a metamorphosis that manifests itself in the presence of glass ginkgo leaves, a symbol of the soul. Nature trans- forms, takes flight with creative invention, incorporat- ing surreal colors that explode where aerial and liquid worlds intersect, intertwining with each other. Her strong, circular and archetypal works of hers con- sist of the transparent Vas technique, developed us- ing a unique furnace method dating back to 1300 in Venice. Vas comes from the Sanskrit root which means to burn, shine or enhance the luminous component. Through a complex system of centripetal forces, crys- tal and ivory blend together with mother of pearl, cre- ating a spiral design that evokes the shape of shells, or Shakha, derived from the Sanskrit root meaning shell. The resulting composition is extremely lyrical and evocative, as well as very bright. At the center of the work, the explosion of resin creates a hole in the glass: a sort of “stargate” in which all the power of the cosmos collides, a birth that is pure energy and that develops in the symbolic form of a flower. This large central bright flower in splash glass is a sty- listic trademark of Annalù. The disc-shaped structures evoke Chandra, derived from the Sanskrit root mean- ing brilliant. They represent the different faces of the moon; the same moon in which the Murano glass ginkgo lets it rest and blend in. The leaves are made through a double oven process that forms and folds the glass. Annalu has always emphasized emptiness rather than fullness in his work, as indicated by the central holes of the stargate in his works. It is the moment of transition that he has always had at the center of interest; it is precisely that moment that she tries to freeze in time and space through the resin, creating a “dynamic bal- ance”. The work tells of an extended time in which the shape has the value of a mandala. Annalù’s worlds demate- rialize into immaterial and light universes - into foot- prints and memories
Focusing on texture and an interest in illusion, Ital- ian artist Annalù’s dreamy, glassy sculptures en- chant viewers with her incorporation of hyper-realistic splashes of water and rich, bright colors. Born in Venice, Annalù undoubtedly incorporates her life in the lagoon as an inspiration for her works. Her pieces evoke an imaginative journey through the use of intricately arranged elements of nature seem- ingly suspended in time. The lightness represents the alchemy of the resins that she models: a scene is cre- ated-vibrant with breath, intertwined with artifice and impossible-of immediacy, but frozen in a chemical ret- ina that projects a kaleidoscope of emotions. Annalu’s sculptures are a continuous narrative of star- gates - where nature and magic collide - opening a door to other dimensions. The circle is representative of cyclical but indefinite time, devoid of corners and edges, it symbolizes the harmony of the cosmos. It is a metamorphosis that manifests itself in the presence of glass ginkgo leaves, a symbol of the soul. Nature trans- forms, takes flight with creative invention, incorporat- ing surreal colors that explode where aerial and liquid worlds intersect, intertwining with each other. Her strong, circular and archetypal works of hers con- sist of the transparent Vas technique, developed us- ing a unique furnace method dating back to 1300 in Venice. Vas comes from the Sanskrit root which means to burn, shine or enhance the luminous component. Through a complex system of centripetal forces, crys- tal and ivory blend together with mother of pearl, cre- ating a spiral design that evokes the shape of shells, or Shakha, derived from the Sanskrit root meaning shell. The resulting composition is extremely lyrical and evocative, as well as very bright. At the center of the work, the explosion of resin creates a hole in the glass: a sort of “stargate” in which all the power of the cosmos collides, a birth that is pure energy and that develops in the symbolic form of a flower. This large central bright flower in splash glass is a sty- listic trademark of Annalù. The disc-shaped structures evoke Chandra, derived from the Sanskrit root mean- ing brilliant. They represent the different faces of the moon; the same moon in which the Murano glass ginkgo lets it rest and blend in. The leaves are made through a double oven process that forms and folds the glass. Annalu has always emphasized emptiness rather than fullness in his work, as indicated by the central holes of the stargate in his works. It is the moment of transition that he has always had at the center of interest; it is precisely that moment that she tries to freeze in time and space through the resin, creating a “dynamic bal- ance”. The work tells of an extended time in which the shape has the value of a mandala. Annalù’s worlds demate- rialize into immaterial and light universes - into foot- prints and memories