In an intriguing twist to traditional sculpting methods, artist Aron Demetz sculpts life-sized wooden sculptures and sets them ablaze.
The statues, which are stoic human figures posed in various positions, are then set on fire and reborn into completely new entities. The charred and blackened exterior of the once pristine and smooth figures give the pieces a newfound texture and meaning. There is such a contrast in how a figure can be recreated to symbolize something far more powerful once it experiences a metamorphous of sorts. Aron Demetz's intention was to highlight the vulnerabilities that both humankind and nature are exposed to, which reveals how fragile both entities truly are.
The wood figures transformed into blackened and charcoaled ones evoke powerful imagery whilst simultaneously impress as the sculptor uses a medium that has seldom been seen.
Metamorphous Charcoal Sculptures
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