giuseppe arra - sculpture and art works

knots - bonds


 Legame 1 - 1995, terracotta, cm 42 x 34 x 21
Bond 1 - 1995, baked clay, in 16.5 x 13.3 x 8.2
Click to enlarge    Nodo 1 - 1995, terracotta, cm 42 x 34 x 21
Knot 1 - 1995, baked clay, in 16.5 x 13.3 x 8.2
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 Nodo 5 - 1996, terracotta, cm 62 x 34 x 21
Knot 5 - 1996, baked clay, in 24.4 x 13.3 x 8.2
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Legame 15 - 1995, legno, cm 30 x 30 x 9
Bond 15  - 1995, wood, in 11.8 x 11.8 x 3.5
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Legame 2 - 1996, terracotta smaltata tecnica raku, cm 25 x 23 x 11
Bond 2  - 1996, glazed baked clay raku technique , in 9.8 x 9 x 4.3
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Nodo 3 - 1996, terracotta, cm 51 x 45 x 21
Knot 3 - 1996, baked clay, in 20 x 17.7 x 8.2
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 Legame 12 - 1995, terracotta tecnica raku, marmo, cm 98 x 24 x 12
Bond 12  - 1995, baked clay rakutechnique , marble,  in 38.5 x 9.4 x 4.7
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   Legame 3 - 1996, terracotta tecnica raku, cm 20 x 20 x 16
Bond 3  - 1996, baked clay raku technique , in 7.8 x 7.8 x 6.2
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 Nodo 9 - 1996, terracotta tecnica raku, cm 24 x 16 x 7
Knot 9  - 1996, baked clay raku technique , in 9.4 x 6.2 x 2.7
Click to enlarge    Nodo 2 - 1995, terracotta, cm 40 x 34 x 17
Knot 2  - 1995, baked clay , in 15.7 x 13.4 x 6.7
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Knot \Knot\, n. [OE. knot, knotte, AS. cnotta; akin to D. knot, OHG. chnodo, chnoto, G. knoten, Icel. kn?tr, Sw. knut, Dan. knude, and perh. to L. nodus. Cf. Knout, Knit.]
1. (a) A fastening together of the pars or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling.
(b) A lump or loop formed in a thread, cord, rope. etc., as at the end, by tying or interweaving it upon itself.
(c) An ornamental tie, as of a ribbon.
Note: The names of knots vary according to the manner of their making, or the use for which they are intended; as, dowknot, reef knot, stopper knot, diamond knot, etc.
2. A bond of union; a connection; a tie. ``With nuptial knot.'' --Shak. Ere we knit the knot that can never be loosed. --Bp. Hall.
3. Something not easily solved; an intricacy; a difficulty; a perplexity; a problem. Knots worthy of solution. --Cowper. A man shall be perplexed with knots, and problems of business, and contrary affairs. --South.
4. A figure the lines of which are interlaced or intricately interwoven, as in embroidery, gardening, etc. ``Garden
knots.'' --Bacon. Flowers worthy of paradise, which, not nice art In beds and curious knots, but nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain. --Milton.
5. A cluster of persons or things; a collection; a group; a hand; a clique; as, a knot of politicians. ``Knots of talk.'' --Tennyson. His ancient knot of dangerous adversaries. --Shak. Palms in cluster, knots of Paradise. --Tennyson. As they sat together in small, separate knots, they discussed doctrinal and metaphysical points of belief. --Sir W. Scott.
6. A portion of a branch of a tree that forms a mass of woody fiber running at an angle with the grain of the main stock and making a hard place in the timber. A loose knot is generally the remains of a dead branch of a tree covered by later woody growth.
7. A knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance. With lips serenely placid, felt the knot Climb in her throat. --Tennyson.
8. A protuberant joint in a plant.
9. The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter. [Obs.] I shoulde to the knotte condescend, And maken of her walking soon an end. --Chaucer.
10. (Mech.) See Node.
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:



Bond \Bond\, n. [The same word as band. Cf. Band, Bend.]
1. That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle. Gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, I gained my freedom. --Shak.
2. pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint. ``This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.'' --Acts xxvi.
3. A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship. A people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind. --Burke.
4. Moral or political duty or obligation. I love your majesty According to my bond, nor more nor less. --Shak.
adj : held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents" [syn: enslaved, enthralled, in bondage]
n 1: an electrical force linking atoms [syn: chemical bond]
2: a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal [syn: bond certificate]
3: a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them" [syn: alliance]
4: (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman" [syn: bail, bail bond]
5: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) [syn: shackle, hamper, trammel, trammels]
6: a connection that fastens things together [syn: attachment]
7: a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents [syn: bond paper]
9: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition [syn: adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence] 10. (Chem.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formul[ae] by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence.
v 1: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to]
2: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: bind, tie, attach]
3: issue bonds on
4: bring together in a common cause or emotion; [syn: bring together, draw together]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:


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