Glass Cathedrals by Lisa Swerling

The most interesting artwork I saw at UNIQUE LA was Lisa Swerling and her Glass Cathedrals. They are so precious and unique. I love them SOOOOOOOO much…fantastic!! My favorite piece is “The world is a scary place, but I have waterwings” (second from the top photo).

“Glass Cathedrals are a series of artboxes that I began working on in London in 2006.

The idea of Glass Cathedrals is taken from an episode in the Peter Carey book Oscar and Lucinda – a life-size glass church, made by missionaries in the Australian outback, is seen floating down a river. A trapped dragonfly collides against the walls trying to escape, blind to the concept of glass.

My inspiration for this series was the collision between the seriousness with which we take our lives, and the limitations of our understanding. In Glass Cathedrals the heros are the tiny figures, my boxes the space where they struggle, aspire, dance, dream.”


(Images by Lisa Swerling, Glass Cathedrals)

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