Étimo is an sculpture project born from the experimentation of volume design made of discarded, rescued and rebuilt materials.
Étimo. Exhibition Espacio 88, Barcelona. Photo by Marta Fernandez.
Since I discovered the Japanese view of beauty I was captivated, specifically by wabi-sabi and their admiration for the imperfect, mutable, and incomplete things. It is so different from the admiration of perfection or the fear of the passing of time. Another concept I love in the Japanese culture is kintsugi, a technique to repair fractures of ceramic with resin or varnish sprinkled with gold. It suggests that breakage and repairs are part of the history of an object and it’s shown instead of being hidden.
These concepts apply not only to objects but also to people. Accept the passage of time and consider it an element of beauty. Show our scars that make us stronger. I think they are concepts in harmony with life that help us to be happier and live better.
I am also fascinated by contemporary art, minimalism, simplicity, abstract expresionism and modern architecture.
I like my pieces to be mix of these different streams, organic shapes with geometry, and the beautiful imperfections of nature with the purity of polished materials.All the materials I use to build the sculptures are pieces that can no longer be used in industrial manufacturing, like broken or irregular parts of marble, wood or granite.
Étimo is greek word that means origin.