Millenary shapes, millenary meanings, millenary hands, as it should be.
Art is communication, a dialogue between worlds, material and immaterial, rational and irrational but, also and maybe above all, between our roots and our dreams for an unknown future.
‘3,500 year old bog oak in laid with brass’ representing an abstract female form, by Phil Mooney is speaking with the ancient Venus of Prehistoric times.
Have you ever heard Venus of Lespugue? Have you ever said hello to that stylish woman of smooth contours and infinite hips (the hips of a mother). Now, she is talking with this new abstract female, a much more incisive female, with less hips but with more intricate desires, trying to develop her delicate body in a busy world.
‘How was your ancient world?,’ she is asking.
‘Reproduction is very important, what makes me valuable: a goddess, a Venus. Is yours similar?’
‘I don’t know, I’m still looking for my status, for my role in society, trying to grow. I’d dream with a simple world where my status were clear from the beginning.’
‘However, young lady, I’d have liked freedom and the ability to decide on my fate…’
Imagine how the dialogue continues, imagine their angers and joys. Look at Phil Mooney sculptures, enter in their hard materials converted in flesh. He doesn’t like lessons or strict rules, his art is intuition and elegance. It’ the point to start a way between those worlds which are always around us, emerging as a ‘Serene Face’ from a bark made with bronze hands.
‘Goodbye, expectant woman. See you tomorrow because once I imagined you but now you cannot live without me, as I’m you’.
More about artist Phil Mooney:
‘Life is to short to be unhappy,smile, be kind to everybody, love life live life. Never stop travelling…’