Tikhvami is the first sculpture to initiate the creative path of Weld Queen. The artist saw this creature in a dream and realized that she could and must give him a real body. The sculpture represents the eternal question “what spirit and spirituality are” in our mysterious and contradictory world. Tikhvami is physical and transparent at the same time; his body is not like the body of a person or an animal: it is a “half-spirit.” Despite the fact that the work is made of metal, the light openwork technique of work creates a sense of illusion and ephemerality of the image. Being an extraterrestrial and inconceivable creation, it is at the same time a cat, a very familiar and understandable creature. With its appearance, Tikhvami binds spirit and matter into a single and inseparable whole. As though it urges us to sit down with him, calm down, clear the mind of everyday fuss, and think about what is beyond the time, space and the boundaries of our perception. For the artist, Tikhvami became a symbol of inexhaustible creative energy, hidden in every human being and capable of transforming the surrounding world.
Steel. Welding. Galvanising.
2300 х 2000 х 1400 mm.