Svima | Canadian Shield: Rock Flow
Svima: Anamarija Korolj
- Pencil on paper | 2021
- Giclée print with archival inks
- Unique original drawing
- 28"x 44"(71 x 111 cm)
- Museum quality glass and frame (white)
The Canadian Shield encompasses some of the oldest rock formations on earth. In some locations, the hard stone surface appears supple, like folded belts or flowing liquid, with jagged edges revealing where tectonic structures collided billions of years ago, worn away since by wind and rain.
This piece is part of our exhibition Soft Shield | Allegorical Spaces by Svima as part of DesignTO Festival 2022.
Like cells encased in their membranes, communicating mysteriously with one another and the body as a whole, humans are beginning to interface with our spaces more intimately. Our spaces are becoming responsive to us, and in many ways, are beginning to know us.
In Soft Shield, Svima explores the responsive, pliable, flexible, biophilic, and biomorphic. The works examine how spaces relate to wellbeing, physical and mental health, storytelling, and the natural environment. Conceived as a series of allusive narratives where each space tells a story, the works investigate notions of self and perception, using vivid environments as allegories for various facets of contemporary existence.