“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai)
Along the course of our lives we are bound to go through losses. We lose people we love, hopes and expectations, and we have dreams and plans that never materialize. This events give us the opportunity to learn to let go of some of our programs and create new ones. It is key that we become flexible and fluid so as to adapt to new situations and bring out the best out of them. The current world pandemic is not but a huge metaphor of what we will eventually go through in life.
Glass is a material which is fragile, the same way our plans and expectations can be. It also has the ability to change its form through the heat treatment. It can be both solid or fluid depending on the temperature surrounding it. This condition is reflected in this piece, where heat brings out a new perspective of the material after the kiln treatment.
In this artwork I want to reflect the beauty of surrending to events that we cannot control and building a new point of view which is not necessarily weaker or unpleasant but all the contrary.