VOTIVA IN SCULPTURAL LANGUAGE
Laura Lis’s journey from jewelry to sculpture happens from the study of forms, always integrating life experience and training the gaze. A gaze willing to study the body, to think of the pieces as small sculptures that intervene, imitate and explore it. For Laura, the body is a landscape.
Votiva emerged as a collection of silver jewelry in 2019. It develops around the idea of the accessory for the body and the body for the accessory. This series begins to manifest its own entity and intensifies its meaning after confinement due to COVID-19, as a powerful body of work that exceeds the limits of jewelry and expands to the sculptural register.
Experience shapes life, births, death, illnesses, moments of fall and the strength with which we get up and start again
Each organ, each vital part of our body, is represented by Laura in these solid bronze pieces, covered with a 24-carat gold plating.
As a whole, these organs tell us about love, strength and above all about faith, about believing and trusting in our own path, and learning to generate the frameworks for the development of our lives.
All the pieces are produced by hand in Madrid, based on high-fidelity 3D modeling. They weigh between 0.65 and 1.28 kg and reach a maximum height of 5.74 inches. More details below.
Votiva is a story that continues to be written, that expands because the sensitive material that sustains it is so powerful that it needs other media, another scale and, above all, another circulation.
Laura shares with us a projection to the future in the idea of expanding the scale of the pieces and definitively integrating them into the natural landscape. From the landscape of the body to the landscape of nature. The word, the drawing and the movement in a video that projects the expansion.
Video produced in conjunction with the visual artist and designer Raúl Muñoz.