Mikayel Ohanjanyan: Diario

Diario is a physical expression of the many connections that humans make with one another over the course of a lifetime, whether fleeting associations or enduring and intimate bonds. Ohanjanyan draws on a deep interest in our individuality and what we share of ourselves through our relationships with others, inspired by how the journey of our lives is shaped from beginning to end.

A heavy iron table creates a platform for a series of white marble blocks. Within the interior, and partially concealed crevices of these forms, if we look closely, we can see that the artist has carved text with great precision. These are the names of all the people Ohanjanyan recalls meeting during his life. The steel cables around the marble suggest how we become inextricably linked together as people.