Sourced From Mother Earth, is a project by Syrian artist Fadi Yazigi that includes his latest bronze sculptures and reliefs on clay.
By using materials from nature, the artist creates very diverse and powerful works that reflect the personal tragedies and stories he’s witnessing in Syria, where he still resides. “Clay and bronze; both have the ability to converge. They’re similar to life in its solidity and fragility, continuity and [lack thereof], flesh and shadow, life and death.” The artist says.
The “diary” tablets, as Yazigi sees his reliefs, convey movement, emotion and a powerful vision of humanity. They’re intimate serene scenes between families and friends. Amidst them, is the monster that has devoured everything.
"The Ball", is his latest bronze sculpture and first time on display. It evokes time, the life cycle, or Mother Earth. Yet it resembles a mine from World War II that may explode at any moment. “The creatures around it are us, with our dreams, tragedies and destinies. With the little hope we have for some light and love”, Yazigi says, “Mother Earth energizes me and constantly reminds me that I still have a purpose in this life.”