One of the five works in Marina Abramović's Five Stages of Maya
Five Stages of Maya Dance consists of five alabaster portraits of Marina Abramović that merge performance, light and sculpture. These sculptures in alabaster show the possibilities of working with a translucent material using tone as relief to produce optical effects in the viewer´s eye.
Photographs of Marina Abramović were processed and adapted to CNC milling.
The portraits are the result of a number of visits to the workshop, experiments with 3D scanning and some innovative thoughts about the ephemeral and the permanent.
The sculptures have a hauntingly physical presence but as you move around the pieces they decompose into intricately carved ‘landscapes’ of alabaster. The relationship between surface and image needs to be constantly re-established; the artist is physically present in this subtle play of light and stone.
Marina Abramovic, Five Stages of Maya Dance, 2013