This week I got to see the gallery created by Angel Franco, Isaiah Ulloa, and Juan Martin who are sculpture art students. They gallery was titled Labyrinth. Even though all of the pieces are somewhat related they actually connect. The artists said that all contribute to a collaboration that tells a story together. From what I could tell was that these pieces were made from Styrofoam since the material looked like it. The way they were able to carve the body so detailed also gave away that hint towards what material.
I don’t know why a dark and sad theme talked to me when I saw these pieces but when I saw the piece above all I thought of was people passing away. Maybe it was because of the way that they put the body. The body gives off this sad and afraid feeling about death. Either death or a tired body, life always has its ups and downs. Sometimes we just need a break from everything and take a rest from everything that goes on in life. We just need to take a step back and try to reconnect with ourselves. A good way to take a break from reality and the rest of life would be an isolation pod. They give you enough time to think about whatever you would like and to help disconnect from technology, people and the world. You lose track of time sometimes when you’re in one of the isolation pods.
As for the second piece, it reminded me of time passing by. When I saw it, all that passed by my mind was when a desert covers bones. As time keeps passing, things get forgot. Just with wounds and loved ones passing away, we learn that time heals all things. At first we feel pain and that pain tries to take over our lives but it will stop, it may take some time but it will happen eventually.
I really loved these sculptures since they really talked to me. The idea of time is such a complicated but interesting concept. It’s funny how time can change people and our surroundings. The only thing we’re left in the dark about is how long it will take. I’m sorry to say but this group of artists doesn’t have a wordpress of their own. However if you’d like to see more of their work within the gallery please click on the tag “francoulloamartin”.