Hellenica I : Narcissus (2008-2009)

 Narcissus – the man who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a river, and drowned when he attempted to kiss it one day. The sculpture represents the moment just before his plunge. The black around him indicates that in our egotistic and narcissistic moments, we are incapable of seeing beyond our own selves: the world only returns our own reflection, which is all there is of importance. In that moment, that reflection is the only thing that exists, that matters, and there is a danger that we may lose ourselves in its unreality.

About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, part-time lecturer, external examiner. I am interested in spaces of collective memory, the visual arts and architecture’s potential to enable change. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner I look to architecture as an act of translation

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