In both Durational/ Performative Sculptures, i did during January (below) the objects i used to collaborate in the sculpture..were found/ objects which i then altered..
In the first case i got the wood, i cut it myself..and painted the wood white..a colour that is commonly used in construction sides in any form.. on the other hand, the branch used in the second imagery, has been carved a bit and cleaned carefully to look more smooth.
I ve been having for quite a while the idea in my head to experiment painting the wood in a different colour, a really artificial colour, with a more pastel feel. More persicely i wanted to experiment with PINK, yes pink !
I typed pink on wikipedia to see what it would come up… i was really surprised to see so many results coming up!
****Copied from Wikipedia
Definition on PINK the verb “to pink” dates from the 14th century and means “to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern” (possibly from German pinken, “to peck”)
RANDOM FACTS ABOUT PINK
→ In Greek The colour pink has been described in literature since ancient times. In the Odyssey, written in approximately 800 BCE, Homer wrote “Then, when the child of morning, rosy-fingered dawn appeared…”
→ in the high Renaissance painting the Madonna of the Pinks by Raphael, the Christ child is presenting a pink flower to the Virgin Mary. The pink was a symbol of marriage, showing a spiritual marriage between the mother and child. →During the Renaissance, pink was mainly used for the flesh color of faces and hands.reference of Body parts
→ According to public opinion surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the colour most associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, softness, childhood, the feminine, and the romantic
→ In Japan, pink is the colour most commonly associated with springtime due to the blooming cherry blossoms. This is different from surveys in the United States and Europe where green is the colour most associated with springtime.
THE 20th CENTURY
→ In the 20th century, pinks became bolder, brighter, and more assertive, in part because of the invention of chemical dyes which did not fade. The pioneer in the creation of the new wave of pinks was the Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, (1890-1973) who was aligned with the artists of the surrealist movement, including Jean Cocteau. In 1931 she created a new variety of the color, called Shocking pink, made by mixing magenta with a small amount of white. She launched a perfume called Shocking, sold in a bottle in the shape of a woman’s torso, said to be modelled on that of Mae West. Her fashions, co-designed with artists such as Cocteau, featured the new pinks.
→ In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, inmates of Nazi concentration camps who were accused of homosexuality were forced to wear a pink triangle.Because of this, the pink triangle has become a symbol of the modern gay rights movement.
→ The transition to pink as a sexually differentiating color for girls occurred gradually, through the selective process of the marketplace, in the 1930s and 40s. In the 1920s, some groups had been describing pink as a masculine color, an equivalent of the red that was considered to be for men, but lighter for boys. But stores nonetheless found that people were increasingly choosing to buy pink for girls, and blue for boys, until this became an accepted norm in the 1940s.
→ In 1973, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville created “Pink,” a broadside (poster) meant to explore the notions of gender as associated with the color pink, for an American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibition about colour. This was the only entry about the color pink. Various women including many in the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Woman’s Building submitted entries exploring their association with the color. De Bretteville arranged the squares of paper to form a “quilt” from which posters were printed and disseminated throughout Los Angeles.She was often called “Pinky” as a result.
→ Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Surrounded Islands wrapped wooded islands in Miami’s Biscayne Bay with 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2) of bright pink fabric.Thomas von Taschitzki has said that “the monochrome pink wrappings”…”form a counterpoint to the small green wooded islands.”
so i decided that i d build upon my white sculpture, with the same method i used before, simply nailing everything together..and giving it the feel that it will brake apart from one moment to the other.