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This series of chains was born out of the need to overcome my own powerlessness. It was a reaction to the political and cultural stagnation I perceived around me.

"Ho visto un angelo nel marmo e ho scolpito fino a liberarlo.“

I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I freed him

Michelangelo Buonarroti


These words inspired me to trace the living in the wood. I took a branch.

Guided by the wood, I formed one chain link after the other, one springing from the other.

In a lengthy, meditative work, movement came into the rigid branch.

As ornaments, embracing the body, or as sculptures, the chains are symbols for both, restriction and liberation.

What is left, In meditation, Lilian Mattuschka, 2020
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