Black White and Grey
We were very honored to have the Belgian Sculptor Engaurd David joining Niall and Daniel in creating an Exhibition around the theme Black White and Grey .
A black hole is the darkest thing in the universe, it is a region of spacetime from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping. Albert Einsteins theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass will deform spacetime to form a black hole. The boundary of the region from which no escape is possible is called the event horizon. In theory the forces at the event horizon will stretch matter, The portrait of Albert Einstein stretched over the event horizon.
White can be produced by mixing the primary colors of light – red, green and blue (RGB) – at full intensity. This process is called additive mixing.
The sculpture illustrated this principle in 3 dimensions. Each of the 3 circles has been integrated in a kind of Georgian arch which refers directly to Dublin Castle’s architecture. Since colors always have been related to symbolic, each circle stand for an aspect of Dublin’s history. Red, for example, may suggest the idea of passion, strength, power, danger, fire, blood, war, etc. Of course the sand has no one of these specific 3 colors. But, which arch represents which color or historical symbolic doesn’t really matter since all the attention is brought to the center point, the unification of the 3 circles, which supposed to appears white – here suggested by emptiness – and which refers for peace, open-mind, humility or new beginnings.
The whole composition is supported into a sculptural composition made out of triangle prisms. The triangle form – from which all figures derive – is a symbol of universal significance. Mostly symbolizing the unity of body, mind and spirit. The number 3, or threeness, has always been considered sacred throughout the history. Furthermore, the prism shapes stand for a kind of way back of the symbolization represented by the three circles since the white light refracted into a prism is revealing its color components.
At last (but not least of coooourse!) let’s see that the front part of the sculpture is very much organized and symmetric as Dublin Castle’s main facades are. The back side reveals a very much more unorganized view, the same as the back facades from the castle. Is this a characteristic of most of political powers on throughout the ages?
Daniels Sculpture is based on that moment just after a breakup where you are never quite sure if this is the end because there are still so many things that you have in common and things which are holding you together. This grey area is a defining moment still full of posibility