Perseverance in Time (2021) is part of Damjan Komel’s Seeds of Light series, wherein seeds are considered as time capsules, vessels traveling through time and space. He uses the form of the maple seed as a metaphor for our dreams and wishes. Blown away by the wind, these seeds fly far to find fertile ground where they sprout into an eternal bloom.
Komel also finds inspiration in places he has travelled such as the pyramids in Mexico, or Angkor Wat in Cambodia, where the spiral form is present, as a whisper from the past. For Perseverance in Time Komel combines the power of ancient spirals in old ornaments found in Saudi Arabia to grow a contemporary message. This sculpture portrays a man who, over time, is untiringly seeking opportunities, knowledge for new development, personal growth, progress and prosperity.