“King Dragon’s relics” 2020
Pendant; glass beads and nylon thread
6,4 x 3,6 x 2,9 cm
Photo credits: Pedro Sequeira
Allegorical entity endowed with forces and powers as amazing as they are fearful, the Dragon is without a doubt the Chinese mythological figure par excellence.
At a time when we are confronted with the environmental consequences of human mismanagement of our planet's resources, it seemed to me the Dragon King, a figure associated with the four seasons and the elements of Earth, the most appropriate character to work for this project because of its ecological related drive.
The idea of working with beads comes from the ritualistic and contemplative character that is in the making. This work consists of a series of five amulets of votive nature that function as reliquaries.