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ESTELA – JALAPA TRAVERTINE

The Sincretismo collection Estela Lighting Fixtures are monolithic expressive figures, that are an abstraction of the Mayan wood and stone slab structures. The fixtures are hand-carved out of Monterrey marble, leaving its exterior pristine so the details of the natural material would be visible for the observer and an exposed roughness of the carved interior that is enhanced with the light to create an altar-like experience.

SINCRETISMO
2019
HAND CARVED

JALAPA TRAVERTINE
L12 19/32 X W10 15/64 X H64 61/64 IN
LIMITED EDITION OF 10 + 2

Travertine is a soft, porous, calcitic sedimentary rock. It is formed in caves or around thermal springs by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from in ground and surface waters, often at the mouth of a geothermally heated hot springs or in limestone caves. The difference between travertine and stones such as basalt, granite, marble, and limestone lies in the formation of the rock, its hardness, and its appearance.

 
 

The Estela is hand-carved by expert stonemasons, exhibiting a duality between its pristine exterior and rough interior. The rough interior highlights the traces of the tools used to carve the stone.? Each lamp contains a narrative that speaks of the process behind its making. It is through this juxtaposition and contrast between the rough and the pristine that materials express their inherent language.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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