This project was made with help of the Board of the University of Medicine- Craiova, a very wonderful man, a personality of the Romanian Medicine Academy, the founder of this University- my best friend.
It is a monumental project executed in FRESCO and has a very complex concept.
It is a battle between the Evolution theory and the Creation theory and starts from the organic embrio, continues with the image of the University, but on the line has two unknown people- the woman and the man- both having important simbols -> the apple showing the thirst of knowing in Creation and the heart showing the feelings. This idea continues with the centre that starts with the stylization of the fish -> also Christian simbol and goes into modernity which is reprezented by the statue of C-tin Brancusi and the 3D cubes have modern images on them starting with a tribute to Victor Vasarely, the initiator of OP-art and each and every cube has stil life painting, made in a very natural and concrete way. this is followed by the tree, the life, with roots that reveal a hand and this tree makes the connection with the " AGORA" the antique place where the spokesman were "preaching" and the followers were there to lear.
The main idea is the combination of "light" and "shadow" the things that we know and the things that we believe in, the concrete and the abstract. From Christian simbols, to old roman, greek and egiptian mythology back in the modernity of the present and back were the science was born-> but in this time, only few get to learn the efforts that the Gods or maybe the people have done, only few will appreciate and only few will leave the " Uni" wiser. As you can see there are few teachers- in the shadows- those who don't want the glory, because the glory is materialized when the students show what they've learned.
Hope you will enjoy and like this piece of work which is very important for me, for my students and also for my daughter who was a student of this University!Project
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piece featured in the Surrealist Magazine in 2009