Salvatore Garau, an Italian artist, sold his latest sculpture called “Lo Sono” for more than $18,000. The sculpture is invisible, but it was purchased with real visible money.
Because of this, it has received a lot of criticism.
However, in Garau’s reasonable explanation, his artwork is not “nothing,” but is “vacuum.”
“Vacuum is just a space filled with energy, and even if we empty it, leaving nothing, according to the Heisenberg principle, ‘nothing’ still has weight,” he said.
He continued: “Therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us.”
According to Italy 24 News, according to Garau’s instructions, the sculpture must be displayed in a private house without obstructions, in an area about 5 ft x 5 ft.
Because nothing exists to be seen with the naked eye in this physical space, there are no special requirements for light or climate.
Many people think it’s just a work of fiction, not a genuine sculpture, and only Garau knows about it.
However, this is not the first immaterial sculpture Garau has created.
Last month, Garau exhibited another immaterial sculpture called “Buddha in Contemplation,” in the Piazza della Scala in Milan, near the entrance to the Gallerie d’Italia.
Garau posted a video of the “statue” on his Instagram page and wrote: “It’s here now and will be in this space forever,” the video says: “You can’t see it, but it exists. It’s made of air and spirit.”
The same things and phenomena occur, but the perception of them is different in each person.
We often identify things and phenomena by looking at them with our eyes and see them according to our concepts and beliefs and the knowledge we have learned in textbooks or the school of life … but we do not understand things according to the perspective of the truth.
Garau’s sculptures, though invisible, have value in that they can open up a new art form, helping humanity understand the existence and true meaning of all things in this mysterious universe.