In My End is My Beginning - Filippucci 2020

This piece is part of the Moziak Art Awards Virtual Exhibition. VIEW TOUR


SCULPTURE STUDY | This visualized work in 3D for a matte ceramic & stainless steel sculpture was influenced by the global pandemic we are all struggling with, where change is constant and loss frequent. We are all walking upon a Mobius Strip – an infinity loop that leads us through endless cycles. Knowing that everything is cyclical helps assuage the terror we feel when fighting a dictator or a virus.

LIFE IS A LOOP | “In My End is My Beginning – East Coker,” the second section of T.S. Eliot’s poetic 1940 masterpiece, “Four Quartets,” is a reflection on the transitory nature of life as seen in the cycle of life and death in nature.

Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended | Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place | Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass | Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires | Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth. 

A LOOP IN TIME | In the 14th century, a French composer, Guillaume de Machaut, (1300-1377), wrote a piece by the same title, “Ma Fin est mon Commencement.” It goes to the end then loops backward to the beginning like a palindrome. It’s hypnotic, haunting and beautiful. However you define beauty, it carries with it optimism – also called Hope. Beginnings require endings, endings are beginnings.