Forms in Nature

Pio Diaz

Forms in Nature

The Light sculpture Forms in Nature resembles Darwinist Ernst Haeckel’s
drawings . Using a simple action, such as intensifying the brightness at the
center of the artwork, the light transforms the space and adds character, as the
work throws oversized shadows onto walls and ceilings in the space in which it
hangs.

The light sculpture Forms in Nature is partly inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s (1834-
1919) detailed plots from nature and is a further development of Hilden & Diaz’
fascination with mirrorings, as they have previously applied in other artworks.

Forms in Nature is a artwork with a light source surrounded by a dense and
unruly tree and root system created in minature sculpture. The forest is mirrored
around it’s horizontal central axis and forms a circle 360 degrees around the light
source and thereby leads one onto the notion of a real world versus an
underworld.

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