“Turn me & turn me, for everything is within me”, 2014.
Factory: Rona factory Slovakia.
Technique: hand blown glass into a mold, etched and glued
Photo credits: Jorja Carreno, Palo Macho & Valeria Florescano.
I have always been interested in ordinary objects of daily life because they are simple bodies that can tigger off universal meanings. I work trying to understand the historical trajectory of objects and its sense, its passing from a natural state to an utilitarian condition (a step in which its subsistence depends) and the reach of a higher degree of sophistication in usage and/or manufacture. My work places art, craft, industry and history in parallel, so as to understand the complexity of today’s hybrid culture as we live it.
“Turn me & turn me, for everything is within me” is the result of my participation at the Rona Glass sympossium in Slovakia. Where I wanted to create objects familiar to the glassblowers production at the Factory, but changing its language by disrupting their own definition, challenging their utilitary function or simply exploring the ambiguous consistency of an object doomed- “to not being itself”.
All pieces recall this moment at the table where glasses are turned by the touch and meaning like words and understanding are part of a roulette.