Nest / Crown

Glass Art

The work captures one of the most frequently beaten iconographic themes in Western (art) history, Christ’s crown of thorns. The ancestral image of Christ’s crucifixion, the crown of mockery that men placed on the head of God’s son, becomes barbed wire, boundary, militarized border, trench. It is a thorny, treacherous Nest, which I can either watch from outside or inhabit from within. It is, however, also a glass nest, which in addition to its fragile and vulnerable nature, reminds us that thorny borders are never absolute but transform, migrate, break their meaning over time.


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