The square and the circle were already, for the Greek philosopher Plato, the symbols of perfection and therefore of the Divine, where the circle represented the sky and the square the earth.
Leonardo's famous drawing "Vitruvian man" is not only a study on the proportions of the human body, but it is the symbol of a new era in which man becomes the center of everythings. It's the metaphor of individual growth and therefore of the search for awareness.
The three-dimensional equivalent of the square is the cube, and the circle is the sphere.
Starting from this form and from the famous Rubik's cube, Hungarian architect and mathematician, I created a series of sculptures that represent the 6 steps / paths of the individual growth of the human being, without which there can be no completeness.
Rubik's cube looks like a shape in which each side movable horizontally and vertically has a different color. By mixing the sides in a random way you get a mixing of the colors, and the skill, through SPHERICAL movements in the various directions, is to bring the sides with the respective colors as in origin.
My sculptures are already "mixed" and for each of them, in totally 6, each color or material represents one of the "passages", while the rest of the squares that make up the sides are covered with different types of sandpaper.
If we were to hypothetically try to bring the sides back into "balance" we would soon find ourselves with the fingertips of the fingers scratched, bleeding, aching. But isn't this what we are asked to do when we face a path of wisdom, awareness and growth? Isn't it just as "painful" to bring into play our beliefs accumulated over years of experience in order to reach higher levels?
The cube represents the earth, therefore solidity, without which we cannot face any inner journey, and the spherical movements to be able to move the facades represent the most ethereal part, the non-place to which we aspire when we decide to place ourselves in front of soul's mirror in order to discover ourself.