Vibrant transparent works of art… parts of the body… Hands chasing the last instants of an azurish light. They are blocks of transparent glass encompassing aquatic mementos. Colours in search of light, internal vibrations emerging from the solid mass and within the cold shining glass, they find rest.
Nives Marcassoli’s most recent creations, have not waived towards the traditional difficulties found amongst glass artisans, but after having overcome the themes of transparency and its rhetorical and ethical implications, she feels that these weighty vibrant glass sculptures are their to remind us of the continuous mutations of matter and the mysterious sounds of our planet.
The themes are reoccurring, denied or exploited childhood, a stone skimming game on a local river… and the body… Where the drawing becomes the undisputed protagonist amongst the mysterious movements of the glass which imprisons it. Nives contrives the colours of her creations in a sentimental “furnace” made with fragments from the world, bodies inside other bodies seeming to say… At dusk whilst driving home after a brief visit to her workshop, I was surprised of my vivid recollections of those soft azurish nuances where a hand encounters a cloud.”
Bobo Santo Otera