Studio works > Homo Maxima

The work is named after the Roman tradition of city-planning where Maximus was the main street. Decumanus were east-west streets that served as secondary streets, mainly for purpose of defense, while Cardo, from north to south, was dedicated to commerce and business, and served as a hub of the economic life.
In my works, this orientation is associated with the city-planning I've seen here, in the States, and with the unequal spread of economic wealth between north and south versus more diverse social opportunities presented between east and west parts of the city.
I connected marks to symbolize social connections, as in a graph illustrating dynamics of social groups specific for the expedient social dynamic. Thus "Decumanus Maximus" represents the pattern of evenly spread connections symbolizing flow of open communication. "Cardo Maximus" shows the reduction of freely exchanged communication by a polarization of the concentration of connections at the bottom and the upper part of the piece corresponding with north and south communities.

Ziejkaart, fiber art, textile art, cardo maximus
drop-cloth, dye, horse hair, acrylic
42" x 79"
2014
Ziejka art, fiber art, textile art, Decumanus maximus
drop-cloth, dye, horse hair, acrylic
42" x 79"
2014