Emergent by Antti Grundstén
Personally I want my work to amplify the persona and disposition of these materials. I’m trying to achieve and aesthetic that is forceful and brutal yet delicate at the same time. I hope that my work is associated in the domains of utility and sculpture.
My piece honors the natural form of the rock as a source rising above the ground level as a foundation and the aluminium as the more refined, luminous emergent child.
Thinking beyond illustrating the relations of these materials and their origins I wanted to study the consumptive nature of this piece. Both parts of the piece required rather large quantities of energy and force to form. I feel ashamed and sense a lingering quilt from the fact that I have failed to reshape my practice for more considerate. Having said that I hope my work has some ability to evoke thoughts on earthbound materials and their rather wearing part in the bigger picture of material flows.
Materials: Natural stone and cast aluminium