The Dark Side of the Moon
The Dark Side of the Moon perpetuates the legacy of the decorative arts with a set of zero-waste sculptural screens that occupy the grey space between art and design. The work tells the story of rebirth and hope, of light which vanishes before inevitably returning. It is created with an overlapping mosaic of lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone originating in Afghanistan and much-loved for its blue colour since ancient Egypt where it was believed to contain the soul of the gods. Ranging from the valuable gemstone quality lapis lazuli stone to its varying blue shades, the work also incorporates the undesired grey parts which are normally discarded- these are are used here as a metaphor for rebirth. The playful use of lapis lazuli redefines the confines of semi-precious stones from a paradoxical angle, using it as a fluid skin that effortlessly covers the metal spheres in a hue created by nature and curated by man.