ArboReal

In many ancient cultures the tree occurs as a sacred symbol, often assimilated to the growth and development of the person. Both are living creatures that have roots, vulnerable to change, naturally tend towards the sky and self-realization. This consideration is the starting point of Chiara Cordeschi.

Through metamorphosis, the analogy between forms and meanings, the natural question remains cyclically implicit as a resolutive and shared space between human and non-human living beings. The artistic works of Cordeschi. leads us on a journey to another dimension. We see a tree crying, an agave undergoing a hybrid death, a bark of skin becoming a map of time. Arbo-real guides us towards an internal architecture imperceptible to the naked eye which, like a poem, simultaneously embraces the solid roots of the past and the uncertainty of the future to show the present.


2020


(A special thank to Fool Parsley – Vienna, for the music of my short video)

Sketch of The Plant of Points of View

10x15 cm – pastel on paper

The Plant of Points of view

sculptural and photographic installation

50x165 cm

One printed leaf of The Plant of points of view – detail

Chlorophyll photographic contact print on hazelnut leaf

Self-portrait eye

Self-portrait eyes collection for printing on clear acetate

Sketch of the Chair with moss

10x15 cm – pastel on paper


IKEA originary chair illustration

IKEA instructions used to modify the chair

Installation view of Contemplation at Hinterland Galerie, Wien

Contemplation, installation composed by chair + fireplace with text in the ashes

Text installation in the fireplace

from German “The great continuous change”

Gallery art newspapers cut and burned

Digital draw for printing on clear acetate

Dafne

Anthotype of spinach – 5 hours of exposure

Chinese handmade rice paper 300 gr – 20x30 cm

Repair Process – Triptych

Fine art print on aluminium 3 mm

80x40 cm

Repair Process – Triptych

Fine art print on aluminium 3 mm

80x40 cm

Repair Process – Triptych

Fine art print on aluminium 3 mm

80x40 cm


Dead Agave after being repaired

Sketch of Stitched Agave

10x15 cm – pastel on paper


Trees Eyes

Lightbox – installation view at Hinterland Galerie, Vienna

Sketch of Birches

10x15 cm – pastel on paper


Even the trees cry – sculpture

Birch, natural resin – 163x20 cm


Even the trees cry – detail of sculpture

Birch, natural resin – 163x20 cm

Pillar #1 – Mom

Laurel trunk + photographic collage intervention

Pillar #2 – Sister

Eucalyptus trunk + photographic collage intervention



Pillar #3 – Grandma

Pine trunk + photographic collage intervention

Sketch of Three Pillars

10x15 cm – pastel on paper


Dad’s happy Island

Fine art print on aluminium dibond 3 mm + Plane tree bark

40x60 cm

Sardinia Map for Dad’s happy Island

Spring, Self-portrait

fine art print on aluminium dibond 3mm

30x40 cm