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Cosmic Games

Year: 2023

Piece no. 01 of this design.

Overall size: 29.5 x 19.7 x 2.3 cm.

Weight: 560.6 grams.

2 mm solid wood. of walnut, cherry and ramin.  

Gold Leaf (imitation).

Iroko veneer on the back and side finishes with chalk paint on the plywood board used as structural support. 

Ordo Equites Ursi et Templum Fortunae

Order of the Bear Knights and the Temple of Chance

 

Cosmic dreams for dogmatic navigators. FEAR, CHANCE and FAITH are, without a doubt, the pillars of civilization.

The reins we hold, those of our lives, only hold the stories we tell ourselves, stories that tell us about a freedom that always flourishes between insurmountable limits. And that in the best case.

These brave navigators pay homage to their god (who at least has the detail of accompanying them in a corporeal way) and to the chance through which they travel their destinations. They do not deceive themselves, they are clear that their will and decisions are as random as those dice or that top that they always venerate.

And fear? They are fear, in a counterphobic state, of course. Their metal armor completely hides it and wherever they go they will cause it to anyone who crosses their paths. These fears are also the result of chance and therefore both qualities are related in nature.

The thing about FAITH is different. FAITH is the prior condition to the story, the cement with which to build the imaginaries, since it is there, in the imaginary, where humans exist.

On this occasion, in addition to the gold leaf (fake, of course, like this story), I have incorporated the epoxy resin and I can tell you that I loved the result: metal, wood and glass; FEAR, CHANCE and FAITH.

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This is a small work, delicate in its details and complex in its three-dimensionality, made with the best solid woods. Wood cut with laser light and glued with great care.

This is the first and only piece made in 2023 with this design.

This design is always built with different woods, being sold as a unique piece identifiable through its grain, recognizable in the archival photographic references that the author makes of each piece and shows on this website. An unambiguous form of identification.

This piece is only sold upon request. Given the complexity of its execution, it may take a minimum of four weeks to finish and deliver.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the author.

This piece is shipped in a cardboard box, protected inside with extra-firm foam (density 40 kg per cubic meter) and outside with plastic protection.

I recommend not exposing this piece to direct sunlight, or high temperatures or places with high humidity: solid wood is a living and delicate material that must be protected. If necessary, any dust that may accumulate can be removed with a soft brush. The piece was only polished with natural wax: it does not contain varnishes or dyes.

The piece has a built-in hanger on the back (it does not appear in the photograph), in case you want to hang it on a wall.