La Gloriosa or “Glorious,Decaying Empire” (Douglas Fir,wood glue, 227.5cm x 28cm x 18cm, Dirk Marwig 2013) This is the full frontal view.
To “La Gloriosa” or “Glorious,Decaying Empire”:
-”i cut a rectangular box shaped piece of wood totally apart,almost destroyed it,then little by little began building something that in the end resembles a “Glorious,Decaying Empire” symbol—social criticism or observation,if you like and definitely not something one would worship!
i have to say these things so that people understand where i’m ‘coming from’ and that everything i do isn’t some ‘random’ process that has no connection with the rest of my work or my ideology. The block of wood i used for the “Gloriosa” was based also on the “golden rectangle”(like all my last 3 objects) and the structure of “La Gloriosa”in essence is very geometrical and dimensionally proportionate to the ‘golden rectanle’ box that i began with before i cut it up. That’s why it’s so pleasing to the eye. Math”
Dirk Marwig Tuesday April 16. 2013