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Silver Acrylic Finland 2001 Björn Weckström Lapponia Scarabeo Necklace

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Silver Finland Björn Weckström Lapponia Scarabeo Necklace Helsinki Finland 2001 Unused, old stock In original bag The most distinct period of material bound design in Bjorn Weckstrom's production,are the series of 25 sculptures in acrylic resin, created in 1971-1973. They are inspired by a protest against the kinetic, "noisy" art of the time. Artists like Tinguely, Kovac etc., were going as far as creating sculptures able to self-destruct, highlighting the need to create something immobile, unconditional and lasting. The self-lit sculptures in acrylic resin demand twilight and peace, solitude. The colour and light silence to meditation. The floating translucent insubstantiality insinuate a silent sacral meditation. A passing interest by the artist in Zen-Buddhism, is conveyed in the introvert, inward nature of the sculptures, revealing uncharted territories within the mind. Key work in the series are "Trinity", "Empirism", "Portrait of a Leader", and "Expanding Cube", whose colour mystique and feeling of being under water induce a strange resonance. In these sculptures, the silvered pieces of bronze appear to "swim" in the light space within the cubes of acrylic resin. "Molokbird" (1975) and "Overhanging Problem" (1979) have their internal elements made solely of bronze. The use of acrylic resin can also be seen as the answer to the challenge of technology and modernism, by the young artist. Apart from information technology, especially the technology of plastics production is undergoing a rapid stage of development; over 60.000 different types of plastics have already been produced! This is paving the way for new possibilities, and is already strongly influencing our day-to-day lives.

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