Povo - O olhar da Vela, 1997

Tapeçaria experimental

Lã cardada e fiada manualmente em tons naturais.

Dimensões.:90x98cm

Executada nas cores terra, indica a intenção de representar as populações e a sua ancestral e fundamental relação com a natureza. Tratando-se de uma composição abstratizante pode todavia adivinhar-se a presença de um olho que tudo vê, perscruta e observa como se fora o olhar da vela, subjectivando-se assim o têxtil na acção epopaica dos Descobrimentos.


PEOPLE

Executed with earthy colours, this tapestry represents the population of a country and their relationship with nature since primordial times. This abstract composition reveals, nevertheless, the presence of a huge and well-designed eye, a symbol of eternal vigilance. This can also be interpreted as the omnipresent, all-seeing, white sails of the Portuguese ships contemplating the horizon. These vast white textile surfaces played a crucial part in the epic action of the Discoveries. This eye also symbolises the gaze of every sailor scrutinising the horizon looking for the Promised Land, thus contemplating his destiny and his path.

 

 



 

 

 

 

LE PEUPLE

Exécutée dans des couleurs terre, cette tapisserie indique l’intention de représenter les populations et leur ancestrale et fondamentale relation avec la nature. Malgré qu’il s’agisse d’une composition abstraite, on peut toutefois y deviner la présence d’un œil, énorme et bien dessiné, qui voit, examine et observe tout. Cette idée est représentée comme s’il s’agissait du regard de la voile, rendant ainsi subjectif le textil fondamental dans l’épopée des Découvertes. Mais ce regard peut encore personnifié l’attention de chaque “navigateur” de la vie qui, examinant la ligne de l’horizon, organise peu à peu son destin et son propre chemin.

 

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