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the crab 

marble and metal 

3 m x 2,5 m 




From the Dodecadero to The Crab -> Allegory of the Path of Life

The dodecahedron symbolizes aether- the fifth element which is the invisible energy that underlies the four other core elements (earth, water, air, fire). This form promotes our spiritual development and the process of incarnation.

Cancer, symbolized by The Crab, is primarily associated with lunar cycles. The Crab’s meandering path is an allegory of the path of life, often taking winding routes and unexpected turns. Cancer’s constellation also symbolizes birth, for it is the portal through which “souls” pass to enter into the physical world.

The sculpture was part of the Organic Formula exhibition at Structura Gallery, Sofia. The project was born from a reflection on Platonic geometry which allows us to understand the fundamental structures of material reality.

The cube, the icosahedron, the octahedron, the tetrahedron and the dodecahedron associated with the 5 fundamental elements (water, earth, air, fire, aether) give life to symbolic sculptures that speak about well-known concepts and phenomena that have already been part of our modern life for some time but still lack a common symbolic representation that encompasses their essence.

The exhibition Organic Formula took place at Structura Gallery, Sofia,

November 2023 - January 2024.

The project was supported by The National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.

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