“The internal organs”

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“The internal organs”

When living in Boston, United States a good friend of mine in Netherlands passed away after years of battling cancer. The more progressive the cancer became the more her organs started to fail on her as well. I therefore created the work ‘’The internal organs’.

Due to my friend being ill I realised even more that organs are so fragile and at the same time so strong and important as they keep us alive. While being healthy we don’t really think of our organs and might damage or abuse them without realising.

Glass to me has this fragile but strong feel to it, just like organs. I therefore glass blew organs out of solid glass placing them in front of human shapes to present them as something beautiful, fragile but strong.

These glass sculptures where a part of a group exhibition for young emerging talent in Spijkenisse 2012.