Alessandro Beluardo


80 x 54,5 x 20 cm

Casting made with earthen mould. Wood, iron, aluminium, brass, copper

The work comprises a rectangular wooden base from which eight aluminium rods rise to different heights. A magnet holds an ampulla of oil at the top of each. The shamash, at the far right of the base, is practically smothered by the embrace of a seated figure, an embodiment of the human spirit. The artist has joined together the bases and the caps of spray cans. Between the two is a brass reservoir from which an oil-soaked wick pokes out. With this lamp he has visualised the human gesture of lighting the eight flames, day by day: a sort of introspective journey towards the light.

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