/ THE ARTIST
For Stephanie HENRY-SEGUIN, Glass is a very inspiring material, she says: “The glass blown with the steel pipe is powerful and thrilling. Glass is a dangerous and fascinating syrup that requires a concentration of tightrope walkers. Stretched, spun, sculpted... The prodigy operates and the material in fusion is transformed over and over again, in multiple creations that exalt light reflections, colors and sensuality, always translating a new story into the form of objects or sculptures.”
Constantly inspired by different materials and their capacities of metamorphoses in unique creations, Stephanie explored several universes during her carrier : fashion, photography, cinema, mosaic then Glass, with passion and creative talent conjugated.
She acquired the "glass savoir-faire" from prestigious glass masters such as Jean-Pierre Seurat, Stéphane Rivoal, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert and Vincent Breed. Her glass sculptures like "the tree that weeps", her vases, lamps, pearls and all her works of glass bear the sensitivity and power of her talent.
/ THE INSTALLATION
“MAD” consists of three glass cones wrapped into a blue glass spiral, set over a broken mirror.
The spiral is reflected over and over inside the cone, hypnotizing the viewer and immersing him into an other world that it be inside himself or somewhere “behind the mirror”.
This creation forces to experiment individually the reflexion of madness, the limits of reason. The cones are referring to the chess piece called “Jester”, being the clown, “il Buffone ”, “Le Fou du Roi” the one being so free that he can cross our world diagonally, from edge to edge, from reality to madness, surfing on Irony.
Presentation of the piece presented : “MAD” Stéphanie Henry-Seguin : Approximate work dimensions: each pieces H 35 cm / l 16 cm
/ THE VENICE GLASS WEEK
The Venice Glass Week is the city’s first international festival dedicated to the art of glass, with a particular focus on that of Murano. The festival will involve many of the major institutions in Venice, with the aim of revitalising and sustaining one of the city’s most important artistic and creative activities.
The first edition will take place from 10 – 17 September 2017, with over 140 events including exhibitions, conferences, screenings, educational activities, themed evenings, open furnaces and more, at a large number of locations around Venice and Murano All the details will be available on the website: www.theveniceglassweek.com
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