Through sculpture, it became very obvious to me that it is out of emptiness that the form emerges, and reciprocally it is through form that emptiness « appears ».
Here the physical is intimately woven into the metaphysical, when the very absence of form becomes a presence, using the classic technique of concave
« negative » sculpting.
So what is present here in positive (form) is simultaneously present in negative (emptiness).
The purpose of this experiment was therefore to unite both the outer and the inner.
Sariputra, form does not differ from emptiness; emptiness does not differ from form. Form itself is emptiness; emptiness itself is from. The same is true of feelings, perceptions, impulses, consciousness.
Heart Sûtra (7th century)
Black marble and beeswax Positive
H – 43cm W – 32cm