Organic Objects

This project origins from the geometrical shape of the plankton’s skeletons. First I studied the complexity of the Radiolarians form and after I tried to synthesis these forms in simple shapes.
I started to make wooden forms that refer to the geometric plankton shapes. These modules can be connected in many different combinations. They refer to organic elements such as bones, because they have rounded and smooth shape. The curved line leads inevitably to the organic.
The modules give freedom of expression, but each form that is made out of them will always refer to an organic element, like an animal, an organ, or a skeleton.
I chose wood as a material because it is perfectly connected to my research, both symbolically and practically. From the symbolic point of view, wood is an organic element, which was living and will have a slow decay. From the practical point of view it is the perfect material to create these modules because it is strong but also really lightly.
Goethe, with his research, proved that behind the countless differences of the nature, we can find primordial archetypes from which the other forms origin. The modules that I made are the result of a synthesis of the plankton’s geometrical shapes. Through an interaction between the public and the work, each person can create a new organic form and reflect on the idea that from only five modules, infinite organic forms can be created.

Organic Objects, 130x130x217, legno, in esposizione a Zoom, Torino
Organic Objects, 130x130x217, wood, exhibit at Zoom, Torino, 2015