Dr Gindi, sculptor from Switzerland. Photo © Courtesy of the artist

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

Thank you for having me today, it is my pleasure to speak to MuseumWeek Magazine. I was trained as medical doctor before dedicating myself to art. Creating art in general and sculptures in particular requires skills not that dissimilar from those working in the medical field: which is an ability to connect emotionally with the valetudinarian, as well as careful attention to the rhythm of life, whether it was by means of forming clay or palpating heartbeats.

The horror of destruction and death is paired with a concordant, enraptured elation. The sculptor and the physician find common ground by unearthing human yearnings that have largely gone unnoticed. We are here to succor, especially in situations which are miserable at first sight. My sculptures are about embracing the human aspect of suffering and the potential deliverance toward infinity.

2.What does your work aim to say?

Through my work I am presenting something of an imaginative mold for my particular way of pervasive ponderings – aroused by the crevasses of alluring desire, I tend to express myriad searches for identity and, above all, a bottomless adoration for timeless infinity.