Carla Cascales – Étimo

Étimo. Exhibition Espacio 88, Barcelona. Photo by Marta Fernandez, courtesy of the artist’s website.

Étimo. Exhibition Espacio 88, Barcelona. Photo by Marta Fernandez, courtesy of the artist’s website.

Found and discarded materials are given new life in a sculptural embodiment of the Japanese philosophies of Kintsugi and Wabi-Sabi.

Étimo is a sculptural project by Greek artist and designer Carla Cascales. It was born from the experimentation with volume design made from discarded, rescued and rebuilt materials.

Étimo comes from the Greek language and means “origin.”

“Since I discovered the Japanese view of beauty I was captivated, specifically by wabi-sabi; the admiration for imperfect, mutable, and incomplete things. Wabi Sabi comes as a refreshing change from our perfection driven culture fuelled by the fear of entropy, which traps us in endless cycles of buying and discarding low quality products, produced with no concern for people or for the environment... "

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