“The end of the world is not coming” 2010 Tartu Art Museum

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The installation “The End of the World is not Coming” made up of tens of unique blossom-like objects is a continuation of a blossom series started a few years ago, which the artist calls The Fragiles. The bases of the objects have been made of melted ground glass, the nucleus in the technique of pâte de verre. From the opaque surface covered with sand, which seemingly is not fertile, vital glistening glass buds nevertheless penetrate reminding the wonder of life. They have the effect of flowers in a desert or on the surface of the moon, some with calyxes empty inside but some filled to the brim, full like the chalice of suffering. The glass bases bearing the buds are all broken and jagged at the edges, hinting thus at the devastating effects of limitless sacrifice. In the present springtime, Mare Saare’s enchanting blossoms invite us to notice the annual wonder of nature – the ability of it to wake again and start the eternal circle of life. /Reeli Kõiv, Tartu Art Museum 2010/

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International Glass Symposium Novy Bor November 4 – 7, 2012

The aim of this year’s IGS had been from the start not only to become a meeting event of glass professionals, and to attract the public as well. Its goal was to prove to the world that the phenomenon of Czech Glass is still alive. On Saturday 6th October, the symposium visitors therefore had a great opportunity to observe seventy glass artists and craftsmen at work in the glass-works and workshops owned and run by the organizing and partnership entities.

The climax of the eleventh year of the International Glass Symposium came with the official Sunday exhibition opening at the Glass Museum of Novy Borshowing the artifacts created during the IGS.      http://igsymposium.cz/aktualne-en

My works were made in the TGK.CZ  at Skalice.

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Botanicals III

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Born in the USSR

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Botanicals IV

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Hearing Voices

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Remembering the Future

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Exhibition “50 years of Studio glass” Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, Chemnitz 2012

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Sunset coral fragile. 2009. Glass powders; fused in mould and on sand.

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Honeycomb fragile. 2010. Glass powders; fused in mould and on sand.

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Blue spiral fragile. 2010. Glass powders; fused in mould and on sand.

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Black spiral. 2009. Glass powders; fused on sand.

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Das Wasserschloß Klaffenbach gewährt in seiner diesjährigen Weihnachtsausstellung einen Einblick in die vielfältige europäische Glasgestaltung und würdigt zugleich die Pioniere des Studioglases in Deutschland, Erwin Eisch (Bayern) und Volkhard Precht (Thüringen) sowie die gegenwärtige mitteleuropäische Glaskunstszene.

European Glass Context 2012

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Bornholm Kunstmuseum: established artists exhibition September 15 to November 18, 2012
DEFINING CHAOS I 2011
D 38 cm, H 6 cm
DEFINING CHAOS II 2012
D 35 cm, H 9 cm
Photos: Mare Saare
Constantly the world is changing, challenging our craving for stability. The day will come when it is inevitable to go along, to change or exist no more. There’s no time to deliberate. Drifting… Chaos…
Technique: Bullseye glass powders; pâte de verre details fused in quartz and sand moulds.

2012_DEFINEERIDES_KAOST_2DET Defining chaos II 2012 Defining chaos I 2011

Erasing memories 2012

“An afterimage or ghost image or image burn-in is an optical illusion that refers to an image continuing to appear in one’s vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased”   Wikipedia

Any photograph is a materialized image, to be seen and recognized long after the people or places in the photographs have ceased to be. Memory is an afterimage that may or may not become visual …

“Erasing memories“ (2012) is a double self-portrait inspired by a van Eyck painting and with an engraved, but later erased, image of the artist’s mother (1929 – 1994) to whom she bears a significant resemblance. „Memories – flowers and butterflies“ (2011) has, as a background, the ornament of white flowers from her mother’s wedding dress of  year 1954.

 

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