Under the Hammer (HR)

 

2012

Motor, battery, metal, wood, and egg

Margareta Lekić (HR)

 

Viewed from the perspective of mythology, the egg means life and in principle life is energy. According to the law of conservation, energy is indestructible. So if energy is indestructible, life is indestructible too, which leads to the assumption that the egg is indestructible as well, or in this case apparently resistant to the forces of gravity and impact, virtually unbreakable. On the other hand, it is quite clear that all of us carry some sadness within. When the grief becomes too intense, many people think that they are breakable and the egg here is in the same situation. As a symbol of life, it shows that we should have faith in our being unbreakable.

 

Artist Bio:

Margareta Lekić was born in 1982 in Osijek, Croatia. She obtained her BFA and MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2007. Currently she attends the Art D program at the Sculpture Department of the same institution. She has presented her work at a number of collective and individual exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.