I’ve always asked myself why sculptures tend to be monochromatic. I’ve often seen beautiful art work, carefully sculpted objects in one or two colors and wondered why this limitation of colors occurs, when there are thousands of colors to choose from?
One possible explanation may be that the monochromatic materials, such as marble, stone clay or bronze have been in use for centuries.
However, that artistic tendency is quite unnatural as, curiously, nature is the antithesis of monochromatic ranges, discretion and sobriety.
Have you ever admired the variety of colors of chameleons, coral reefs’ wildlife or those of birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae)? If you have, you might agree with me that nature is anything but a monochromatic spectrum.
This, and the fact that my work is focused on showing the beauty of nature and non-human life, are the reasons for my permanent hunt for colors, color variations and color contrasts to use when creating my pieces.
Nature’s palette is endless. Let’s dare to imitate nature and its exuberance in colors!