Sculpture – medium / thread

Over the past month i ve been collecting interesting objects from the street that i liked and hoped that they would be of great use in the future.. The objects are all pretty much stuffed one on top of the other in my balcony :s something that started freaking me and my flatmates, out. I am not really sure if i’ll be using these objects to create part of the sculpture piece or not.

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I really like the  different lines that look in different positions.and i am wondering how i can put them together and make them as one.. by painting over them.

I made ve been researching and looking up different materials i could work with.I think my favourite materials so far..is wood, concrete partly mixed with some colour and finally string/threat – which is in fact a really interesting material to me and a really delicate one.

THREAD:
Have you ever seen Hercules? the Walt disney animation..? Then you ” probably remember these ladies here:
dominios encantados disney moiras hercules

In ancient greek and Roman mythology Moires, – (in Greek = Μοίρες), were three entities  – usually represented as three female figures, who were basically responsible for choosing the fate of every single person in earth. In imagery, paintings, and other representations they are featured, holding a piece of thread..which symbolised human life, showing how small and fragile a life can be.
the word ‘Mira(μοίρα)’ comes from the ancient greek verb ‘mirome’ (μειρομαι)’ which means ‘dividing’ – what is been divided to an individual in live.

A Golden Thread exhibited 1885 by John Melhuish Strudwick 1849-1935

A Golden Thread Exhibited 1885 John Melhuish Strudwick 1849-1935 (Tate Collection)

The ancient Greeks, believed that many aspects of human life were determined by these three entities. In other words they determined a childs birth, their whole life development and endeavours and finally their death. – A whole life shredded into one tiny piece of thread.

Their names were Clotho(spinner), Lachesis(allotter), and Attropos (unturnable)

•Clotho (“spinner”) spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. Her Roman equivalent was Nona, (the ‘Ninth’), who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.

•Lachesis (“allotter” or drawer of lots) measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod. Her Roman equivalent was Decima  (the ‘Tenth’).

•Atropos (or Aisa, “inexorable” or “inevitable”) was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of each person’s death; and when their time was come, she cut their life-thread with “her abhorred shears”. Her Roman equivalent was Morta (‘Death’).

Clotho carried a spindle or a roll (the book of fate), Lachesis a staff with which she pointed to the horoscope on a globe, and Atropos a scroll, a wax tablet, a sundial, a pair of scales, or a cutting instrument.

 


Reference:
1. http://www.mixanitouxronou.gr/apo-pou-vgike-i-ekfrasi-mireos-thanatos-pos-i-tris-mires-egnethan-to-nima-tis-zois-ke-kathorizan-to-pepromeno-ton-anthropon/

2.https://aquileana.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/greek-mythology-the-moirae-the-three-fates/

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