PROTECTION
 

In the early works of Protection, I explored the dichotomy between being and appearing. We have this sometimes fragile ego that we want to protect by projecting an enhanced, idealized image of ourselves. This theme also prompted me to reflect on our need to protect ourselves from the outside world.

By covering the glass with a superposition of metallic knit layers, I express this need to shelter within a shell. Unfortunately, this protection that reassures us by keeping us at a safe distance can lead us to withdraw into ourselves, to distance ourselves from our humanity.

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Suspended Time, 2015

45 x 20 x 20cm

Electroformed copper knitting, glass and copper

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Upstream, 2015

25 x 15 x 15 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted and electroformed copper wire, glass beads

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Fragile nest of life, 2015

15 x 28 x 28 cm

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

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September, 2015

10 x 41 x 41 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, electroformed copper

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Incompatibility no. 2, 2007

33 x 28 x 23 cm

Blown, kiln casted and electroformed glass, copper 

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Alveoli, 2001

12 x 33 x 33 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted copper and brass wire

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Take Care, 2001

12 x 48 x 23 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted and electroformed copper wir

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Wavy, 2000

50 x 18 x 18 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted and electroformed copper wire

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Otherness, 2000

19 x 22 x 22 cm

Blown and kiln casted glass, knitted and electroformed copper wire

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Ligne brisée, 1995

Blown glass, wire mesh

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