Bombyx Mori or silkworm. This whimsical shape it’s a mixture of tentacles, a flower and 17th century Japanese silk print. Each element is a constant in my work.
I have made before tentacled animals, like EMPTINESS (octopus) and AMMONITES. I am very intrigued with the angles and twisting shapes. Some are covered with aluminium plates and some with fibreglass.
The flower shape opens its empty itself, simple, sophisticated and subtle.
The patterns covering two of the tentacles and the flower shape are inspired by the kymonos painted in woodblocks during the Ukiyo-E period in the 17th Century. Prints of the Ukiyo-E silk kymonos are a constant inspiration for my artworks.
H 21 / W 49 / D 43 / 2 Kg
Iron, aluminium, fibreglass, epoxy. May 2017