The Sea is a work in progress. Different geographical points and a number of temporal encounters inspire the creation of a series of various works. The Aegean Sea, The Adriattic Sea, the North Sea. The sea in winter or in summer, sun-drenched or frozen, in daytime or at night.
The Sea at Night proposes an encounter with the sea within the luminous transparency of the night. It consists of a large, wall mounted mosaic, dimensions 2.40m x 2.70m made of very small black marble and copper tesserae, presented in front of a shallow but dark reservoir of water.
The work consists of thousands of small tesserae which forces our gaze to scan its surface constantly in order to perceive it. The bronze tesserae reflect the light and the brightness is altered depending on the viewer’s standpoint. The movement of the viewer and the shift of the gaze create an alterable space.
The reflection of the mosaic in the water creates an illusionary depth, inviting the visitor to dive into the darkness. In moments when the water surface trembles by the air, the reflection dissapears.
The installation comments on reflection as a function of memory that influences our perception and the way we experience time.