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The Root Cause

The nexus of art, technology and spirituality is the core of Michael Cardacino's work and being.

The Root Cause  Inspired from a 2500 year old diagram, described by Buddha to a king who wanted to give the most precious gift to another king who had everything.  Volition, Will, Cause and Effect. Appropriated from the ancient diagram of the Wheel of Life, the skin of the animals inside the ring is made of words representing states of mind. The pig: Ignorance, the bird: Desire and Attachment, and the snake: Hatred and Anger. All three animal skins are composed of words: I, Me, Mine. All three, held tightly in the grip of the Lord of Death.  A few turns of the spring-wound motor create an action, “karma.” The wheel of life turns and suffering begins. The sculpture is a contemplation on the mechanisms of an uncontrolled mind.at includes 3D computer design, 3D digital printing, metallurgy and engineering, Cardacino has captured the essence of Buddha's message in the digital age.

The Root Cause
Inspired from a 2500 year old diagram, described by Buddha to a king who wanted to give the most precious gift to another king who had everything.

Volition, Will, Cause and Effect. Appropriated from the ancient diagram of the Wheel of Life, the skin of the animals inside the ring is made of words representing states of mind. The pig: Ignorance, the bird: Desire and Attachment, and the snake: Hatred and Anger. All three animal skins are composed of words: I, Me, Mine. All three, held tightly in the grip of the Lord of Death.

A few turns of the spring-wound motor create an action, “karma.” The wheel of life turns and suffering begins. The sculpture is a contemplation on the mechanisms of an uncontrolled mind.at includes 3D computer design, 3D digital printing, metallurgy and engineering, Cardacino has captured the essence of Buddha's message in the digital age.

The Root Cause  (details)

The Root Cause (details)

 
 
The Root Cause  (details)

The Root Cause (details)

 
The Root Cause  (details)

The Root Cause (details)

 
The Root Cause   Available as an edition 39” x 39”on archival canvas, pigment inks, stretcher mounted.

The Root Cause

Available as an edition 39” x 39”on archival canvas, pigment inks, stretcher mounted.

 
The Root Cause   Available as an edition 39” x 39”on archival canvas, pigment inks, stretcher mounted.

The Root Cause

Available as an edition 39” x 39”on archival canvas, pigment inks, stretcher mounted.

SCULPTUREVIEW - A publication of the National Sculpture Society - Summer 2018

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