Damjan Komel - Seed Sivec

Damjan Komel

Slovenia 1971

Sculpture

www.damjankomel.com

Damjan Komel
Damjan Komel
Male
Slovenia
1971
July 9, 2018
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Who drew the first image and who was the first one trying to express their own feelings by means of a primitive instrument? Why did our ancestors try to catch a glimpse of nature and life by depicting it onto a wall or in a tune they played? We might never be sure about it, but we can assume they were driven by an inner wish to be closely connected, united with nature.

No matter if through creating a cave drawing or a pipe of bone, the fact is man’s inborn wish is to express feelings, dreams or frustrations. But inside every human being there is also a wish to survive, and that is why the prehistoric paintings depict hunting, fight for food, fight for life. Only later on nature was depicted as something beautiful and worth admiring. Since the beginning, man has been a warrior, and in some way, art has been used as a tool in the fight for survival.

Through the window of my soul I am trying to find the antique language of the warriors of light, which creates noble beauty from the heart and its spiritual depths. Of old, man fights for survival, food, home, love, family and social status. In the past the knife, the arrow, the sword – the weapons with a blade – were the means to achieve these goals.

Today we fight with words to achieve these same goals. The word can make us happy, but it has also the power to hurt us and cause pain. Today some of us do not realize that all of us are warriors of light and the word. The space without sculpture is body without soul!

Featured image: Damjan Komel – Seed Sivec, 2016. Marble, 2016. L23.6″. 60cm. Photo courtesy PotatoMike