The Glass Prize 2017
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HUGO MARTÍNEZ RAPARI

Name of Work:"Limbo (110 x 10 x 10 cm)"
Third Line:Open Glass Artists 2020

"Limbo (110 x 10 x 10 cm)"

Historically, millions of people have been in pursuit of a better life, migrating voluntarily and involuntarily, with unique life experiences and dreams for the future. Refugee crisis, travel bans, border walls and unfortunate boats make us question and raise awareness of this global situation around immigration policies, memory, uprooting, identity, opportunities and promising futures. Limbo, as part of an own ongoing glass sculpture series, invites us to bring thoughts, ideas, hopes and meanings from visual calm to chaos of a singular, delicate and fragile raft full of people migrating. Are they doomed to constantly run away or is there any optimistic and caring message for them? This thermoformed glass evokes a relic of a human tragedy, a monument to people locked up in a ship about to sink, a tribute to those who died while attempting crossings between continents or a drifting raft full of people remaining in limbo.

Type of glass used: Bullseye and float

Type of kiln used: National Glass Fusing Kiln

Uruguay

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