ANGELS

The symbol of the angel allowed me to express emotions such as sadness in the face of death and the hope that a future birth brings. In 1996, while feeling great sorrow over the death of a friend, I realized that it was impossible to imagine the pain felt by the person’s parents. This prompted me to reflect on the potential for sadness associated with childbirth and to respond to it with the Angels in T-shirts series: “I knit little T-shirts for the angels… for those children who are expected, for those who will not come, for those who die too soon”. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the word angel has taken on a new meaning.  I knitted angel coats on this theme with “Confinement” and Gone without Farewells”.
 

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Lockdown, 2021

27 x 22 x 12 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted copper wire, stainless steel

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Gone Without Farewells, 2021

26 x 20 x 15 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted metal wire

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To make an Angel’s heart beat, 2018

20 x 18 x 12 cm 

Blown and kiln casted glass, electroformed copper, electrical components

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Ligne d’envol, 2000

18 x 23 x 10 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted copper wire, stainless steel

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BLanc, 1999 

16 x 16 x 10 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted stainless steel wire, ribbon

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Hidden, 1998

20 x 15 x 14 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, steel, feathers

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Calling an Angel, 1997

20 x 20 x 9 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, wood, wax, feathers

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