ALL THAT IS RARE, EXOTIC AND PORTENTOUS CONTAINED IN THE FECUND WOMB OF NATURE (2017)
100 x 80 x 50 cm
Rock Solid Casting consists of three pieces created in the recently revived Dunaújváros Steel Sculptor Workshop, which from the early ’70s introduced contemporary and abstract art to this Communist model town founded in 1951
as Stalin Town. Each piece of the series is related to a thinker’s interest in mining and the visual conventions of the age.
This sculpture is based on an etching published in Athanasius Kircher’s 1665 encyclopedia, Mundus Subterraneus, depicting the process of magmatic ore formation. Kircher’s observations are embedded into a speculative worldview which conceives the underground world, together with the entire universe, as
a glorious theophany waiting only for mankind to discover its benefits.