A decidedly unusual artefact, that defies definition. It can be used as a centrepiece, fruit bowl, and for a host of other purposes. This stems from an age-old process of our workshop, used in the Sixties. It is produced in white bronze, with a polished interior, while the exterior undergoes a special burnishing and oxidation process, to obtain stunning colours of ivory black, burnt earth and platinum grey. The volume is roughened with a hammered finish. The border that underlines and reinforces the contours of the object is applied by hand and then flame welded.
Work of superior quality.
The upper section, which partially conceals the content from view, seems to be the remains of a gash, created from an irresistible need to reveal the secret contents of this strange object.
But there is also an esoteric meaning behind it: the cut on the upper section is a clear reminder of the well known symbol in ancient Chinese philosophy that represents the opposites, the intrinsic duality in the material world: in this case presence-absence. Only a personal search leads to an understanding of the absolute and perception of the unit, here represented by the lower integral section.
Material: bronze noir
Finishing: texture TARTARUGA