The Lights of Civilization

The Lights of Civilization

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Shadow sculpture for the competition “PPC meets Art”. Focusing on the elements of the work, I start with the light. Without artificial lighting, the construction of this project would be impossible, as well as its viewing. So I chose the light to come from an old “turtle” of PPC. For the construction of the sculpture I used the colors of the PPC logo (red and blue) but also materials that refer to PPC, such as the ceramic insulator or materials that are inextricably linked to it, such as the luminaire. The connection with everyday life is made with an image that exists inside the sculpture, which shows a house with an illuminated window and a figure inside it, as well as with the PPC pillar that illuminates outside the house. Observing the sculpture we can not understand its form. However, the shadow of the sculpture comes to interpret it and to make the connection of PPC with the culture of our country. In the shadow, then, the Parthenon is depicted, illuminated, with the starry sky as a background. Next to the Parthenon there is the shadow of the lamp that comes to explain the name of the sculpture “The Lights of Civilization”.

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