Wings is a monumental metal canvas. Dmitry Zhukov turns to the motif of spinning and weaving quite often, but in Wings this theme is revealed especially bright. The upper horizontal row of metal rods forms a warp beam with warp yarns reaching down from it. Instead of shuttle, the sculptor-weaver uses tools of forging and welding, and here is the outline of powerful wings guessed among the rows of metal yarn.
The Wings gives rise to a wide range of associations. In the world culture, wings primarily symbolize the elevation of spirit above physical body, the divine principle, some ambition on the verge of utopia. In Dmitry Zhukov’s work, unfinished wings implies just that desire to achieve the impossible, the ever-elusive goal.
Beyond this association with threads of a loom, metal rods can also be perceived as a visualization of a digital network where ephemeral wings made of binary code diverge into pixels.