Progressing materially, structurally, and phenomenologically from raw, dark, densely-opaque elemental metal to refined, radiant, transparent, semi-precious crimson stone, alternately polished and matte, a portrait formed from a panoply of elements germane to the subject’s life and stature, linked by a dense curvilinear network of freely conceived hyper-Baroque tendrils, emerges. Visible through and on the lacy, knotted, swirling matrix that comprises the head, neck, and miter is a symbolic significant-figure-and-object array, replete with a pair of reduced-scale busts depicting the late subject, respectively, in old and middle age. The accompanying bespoke soundtrack – expanding, then exploding – aurally echoes the visuals.
- BARRY X BALL
- 97’’ LG OLED