Vessels Of Abundance no. 1
150 x 85 x 55cm
Metal Wire, paint
A jar-like form made from woven metal wire arranged in an organic cluster. Metal wire, as the material of my choice, is colored in black to give it an ink-like appearance, almost like a drawing but three-dimensional. The individual object depicts a jar or a vessel with a mouth opening on one end to collect abundance and the body to store what abundance means to you. I have always been fascinated by the idea of abundance. But, of course, abundance can manifest in many forms: money, love, happiness, positive relationships, good health, and so much more.
The process starts by creating the grid frame using a technique commonly used in the construction industry called rebar wire tying. When the structure is complete, I strengthen the joints by soldering them using a small butane torch. A smaller size wire is then weaved meticulously from top to the end, giving it a meshlike appearance. Finally, multiple coats of paint are used to protect the material from rusting. The process is slow and repetitive; I used it as my meditation.
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About The Artist
Racso J. (Racso Jugarap) A self-taught artist from the Philippines who has always been fascinated with creations. Growing up to be the youngest son of a jewelry crafter, Racso had already been exposed and seen playing with the tools in his father’s workshop, creating toys, or making a very intricate school project. Later on, while studying Hospitality Management, he had already been commissioned to do pieces for hotels and business establishments.
He was given an opportunity to travel around the world working as a chef and to see the beauty, energy, and culture the world has to offer. Now living in Belgium and having to experience firsthand how art has been part of most of the people's lives, this inspired him to share his art to the public that has been kept hidden for so long. Curves have been always an element in his works. For him, curve shapes express fluid movement and it could be dynamic. It depends on how much the curve is in the object, the less curve the calmer.
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