Meta parallel are new light sculptures
that create a displacement of volcanic rocks suspended in space.
Carved into cylindrical shapes the stones can be vertical or horizontal, bridged by elongated or aligned metal sheets. The collection is both aesthetically bold and poetic at the same time, exploring the relationship between the beauty of geometry and the roughness of the rocks. After presenting several single objects with diverse Mexican materials this series of light sculptures is the first large scale series by the studio. A relationship between textures plays with a surprising material combination of volcanic rock and matt black coated aluminum.
An unexpected balance combines the porosity of the stones and the industrial process. The result is a warm atmosphere in a sculptural dimension, suspended by thin black cables.
The metal pieces bring the stones into several layers and centres, the core of the collection’s aesthetics. Every single object is shaped by an abstract visual concept and composed of elegant symmetry. Through the aligned metal sheets, the objects have the ability to convey both light and shadow at the same time.
Meta Parallel black collection
Meta Parallel brass collection
Milan Alcova 2022