About this artwork
“The Coronation” directly portrays my extensive reflection on the ideas of birth, the origins of life, and the passage of time. In this sculpture, I make attempts to explore a narrative following the enigmatic emergence of an individual life and the true significance of such an event. I imagine this work as depicting the emergence of a new and original thought that peers around and poses questions of its own provenance and ultimate purpose. The composition is comprised of several intertwined elements: a pair of hands delicately holding the pelvic structure, an essentially-human portrait encircled by a halo resembling a clock. While relying on my own features has been central to my artistic practice, likeness is not the primary reason for considering this work a self-portrait similar to any other. But rather, to me this piece so succinctly reflects my own pursuit of self-determination and meaning that it characterizes the self more than any previous iteration to date. The idea of “The Coronation” seemed to lay before me like a mirage on the horizon, whose true form and meaning could only be revealed by way of deliberate and meticulous manipulation of clay. And even though it now exists in material form, I constantly question if these ideas assert themselves in the minds of those who view my work. However, I prefer to grant viewers the space to experience my work without my input detailed at length. This often-tenuous but remarkably gratifying relationship between my ideas, my work, and the viewer, is why I devote so much of myself to the practice of visual expression.

The Coronation

Alexandra Slava
Florence Italy, Italy
bronze on granite base
45 x 110 x 30 cm
€25,800
About this artwork
“The Coronation” directly portrays my extensive reflection on the ideas of birth, the origins of life, and the passage of time. In this sculpture, I make attempts to explore a narrative following the enigmatic emergence of an individual life and the true significance of such an event. I imagine this work as depicting the emergence of a new and original thought that peers around and poses questions of its own provenance and ultimate purpose. The composition is comprised of several intertwined elements: a pair of hands delicately holding the pelvic structure, an essentially-human portrait encircled by a halo resembling a clock. While relying on my own features has been central to my artistic practice, likeness is not the primary reason for considering this work a self-portrait similar to any other. But rather, to me this piece so succinctly reflects my own pursuit of self-determination and meaning that it characterizes the self more than any previous iteration to date. The idea of “The Coronation” seemed to lay before me like a mirage on the horizon, whose true form and meaning could only be revealed by way of deliberate and meticulous manipulation of clay. And even though it now exists in material form, I constantly question if these ideas assert themselves in the minds of those who view my work. However, I prefer to grant viewers the space to experience my work without my input detailed at length. This often-tenuous but remarkably gratifying relationship between my ideas, my work, and the viewer, is why I devote so much of myself to the practice of visual expression.

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