Weronika Lucińska: Landscape, 2018
The collection consists of glass objects inside which there are porcelain landscapes. The water in the cavity of the glass form creates a magnifying glass, which allows to look closely at the micro-landscape, but prevent from touching them. Hiding the islands under cloaks may suggest danger, isolation and exclusion of this fragment of nature. It may also mean that it is hidden as the last parts of the world undamaged by humans. Is there still a place on Earth where man has not left his mark?
Longing for a paradise lost, often described in literature and depicted in the visual arts accompanies us to this day. The progressive pollution of the environment and the destructive influence of man make this longing even worse. There are no virgin islands, apocalyptic visions tells about the end of mankind and the deprivation by nature of what man has deprived of it.
Material: porcelain, blown glass, water
Dimensions: Ø: 28, h: 12.5 [cm]
Photos courtesy of the artist