Six Shots From Lwdin Franco’s ‘Above is as Below’

Medellin, Colombia – This installation, Es arriba como es abajo, or Above is as Below by Colombian artist Lwdin Franco, is part of El Barro Tiene Voz: De las ceramicas prehispanicas al arte actual, currently on display at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin.

These small terra-cotta figurines caught my attention because they reminded me of these snatched body clay figures that appeared throughout Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, as a protest about a year ago. But unlike those clay doll’s sullen appearance, the visual appeal of Franco’s figures was invigorating, as the piece’s elaborate choreography twists, turns and dances on a museum wall. They were like a much-needed good cup of coffee, and an excellent contrast with the museum’s fabulous collection of Botero sculptures and paintings. More on those soon.

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  1. Anne Campagnet-Reed says

    Reblogged this on From Under the Pages.

  2. Anne Campagnet-Reed says

    This is absolutely fantastic! I’m not sure what it represents, but to me it makes a marine-life or crop-circle allusion, and the whole idea of the small composing the large is brilliant, as is the piece’s construction. Your photography is superb as well. Thanks for posting it–I have reblogged it on my artistic blog “fromunderthepages.”

    1. BobR says

      Thanks! I’m not sure what it represents either, but really liked it as a contrast to the museum’s permanent collection, which is primarily the larger-than-life works by Botero.

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