Opposites have long been universally employed as defining characteristics of the arts and humanities and the physical and social sciences. In the work of Chiara Dynys, the opposing terms “love” and “hate” come together within the framework of an intersecting figure-eight—a symbolic indication of both a circuit and infinity. Intersection, repetition and the suggestion of endlessness are put forward in decidedly contemporary terms. Although the interrelationship of such opposing terms is ancient and broad, the use of both text and LED light speaks to our own era. Ideas of commercialism and advertising abound and seem to reflect straightforward methods of communication—specifically in the developed world. In the materials of this sculpture's form, Dynys is very much of her time and place. Yet, her knowledge of the writings and philosophies from the ancient Greeks forward is vast and sincere.
- Art form: 3-D
- Medium: steel, LED, plexiglass
- Width: 79 inches
- Year created: 2012