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€13
pledged of €25,000pledged of €25,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 26 2017 7:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

 1³ is an art project that aims to bring attention and awareness to the importance of dialogue among the three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

1³ is a small art installation that I conceived many years ago, and that came to life, at last, in 2016, thanks to the love of my awesome husband, Francesco, the support of my family, and the skillful hands of my friends.

At first, I thought I would only build a single work of art, meant to express my wish for World peace through the combination of religious and non-religious symbols into one "object". Then, I realised that peace comes from unity, which is better achieved when sharing: I, therefore, decided to get out of my comfort zone and go beyond my initial plan and expectations. 

Following is a brief story on how evolved from a single small art installation into a virtually infinite number of multiples of art.

I must say, once again, that I would never be here were it not for my beloved ones, who believed in my project and advised me in many precious ways, also providing essential technical support. We spent many months trying to build a prototype and, after we finally succeeded (see picture 1), we realized that it was actually possible to go forward, and put together the first edition of a potentially unlimited series of pieces (see picture 2)

picture 1: 1³ - first prototype (not part of this campaign), September 2016
picture 1: 1³ - first prototype (not part of this campaign), September 2016

It took a lot of effort and a whole lot of time to overcome all difficulties related to the fact that each is basically hand made, and can come to life only thanks to peculiar talents and craftmenship expertise: the six pieces that make up the cube are cut from a sheet of acrilyc glass, then manually faceted, and drilled to create the space in which to embed the small magnets; when ready, they are screen printed in two colors, using a specially designed matrix of symbols that are:

  • the hexagram of the Star of David;
  • Α (α alpha) and Ω (ω omega), i.e. the first and the last letter of the Greek alphabet, to represent every beginning that leads to every ending, and every ending that is also a new beginning;
  • two triangles, identical and specularly juxtaposed, to represent the masculine and the feminine, to be found in everything and everyone;
  • a heart, to represent love in its simplest shape and purest form; love at the heart of everything and of everyone; love, that can bring together and reunite. Love that will, eventually, conquer all.

The last stage of the rather long process that brings to life each and every is the most delicate one: the six pieces are patiently and skillfully assembled, with the support of a thin but strong plastic film that holds them together, allowing the facets to approach one another, so as to form the cube; it is, then, possible to reopen it into the cross-shaped form that unveils the inner and full meaning of 

picture 2: 1³ in its final screen-printed edition, which gave birth to the virtually unlimited series of multiples, including the first pieces that will be delivered in May
picture 2: 1³ in its final screen-printed edition, which gave birth to the virtually unlimited series of multiples, including the first pieces that will be delivered in May

In the three monotheistic religions (Judaism: the Star of David; Christianity: the cross; Islam: the black cube) are equally included and represented, together with all other signs that I have chosen, to express my faith in humanity and my hope for peace.

Omnia Vincit Amor
Omnia Vincit Amor

As I said at the beginning, the aim is, now, to see if more people are interested in my project and decide to be part of it: by pledging any amount without a reward, You will let me know that my idea is worth spreading further, and I will be honored and grateful; if You decide to buy one , You will receive it at home, in its black cotton, hand made little bag, together with its very own tag stating its unique series number (see picture 3). 

In any case, I would like to thank everybody in advance! 

picture 3: 1³ in its bag, and examples of tags
picture 3: 1³ in its bag, and examples of tags

 

Thank You, above all, for taking the time to read all that I have written, here, trying to explain my vision, and Thank You from the heart if You will even just consider this project a good subject for discussion and confrontation with Your family and friends :)

Any contribution to this matter I consider invaluable. 

Grazie,

fe

Risks and challenges

1³ Is kept closed by small magnets; you only need to "squeeze" it, gently but firmly, and it will open

Small flaws (for instance, in the screen-printing job) are inevitable, and I find that they add to the unicity of each and every 1³

Handle with care and get to know your 1³
You can definetly "play" with it, but keep in mind that it is not a toy and may break if it falls

1³ is made in Italy

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    GRAZIE!

    A huge THANK YOU for Your trust and most precious support! I truly appreciate it, and I will do my best to live up to Your expectations :)

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    Early Birds! Your own 1³

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    These pieces were made in 2016
    Series number go from #10 to #24

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    These pieces will be made in 2017
    Series number will go from #25 to #124

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