The dissections that we can find in the works of Arbórea, which are wooden profiles of acacia and pine, are used to present both the material and the image they sustain, embodying an accurate economy which adjusts medium and message. In this case, the crosswise cut as a reiterative operation does not only remit to a scientific procedure but also to a construction of symbolic character.
In the dissection there is an image that is revealed to us. We could then say that it is the conjunction of both scientific and artistic perspectives. The crosswise cutting –made by a meddling intellect– corresponds to the same action that reveals a hidden image, showed as an ideogram. It is a form of edition, and in that sense a form of organizing reality as well, of enhancing perspectives, in order to create a language that forces us to compose.
José Cori, 2015. (Full text)