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This sparkling diorama is part of Lisa Swerling's series of miniature worlds in boxes, "Glass Cathedrals." Isn't it awe-inspiring that animals like zebras walk the earth...that there are creatures who can imagine unicorns (that's us!)...that love exists...that I have a baby zunicorn in the house...it's all magic. This design is an open edition, made on commission. Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals are a series of hundreds of miniature worlds in boxes, made over the last twenty years in Cape Town, California and London and each one containing a sparkling parallel world reflecting the poignancy, absurdity and beauty of our own. Scale: HO 1:87 The figures are hand-painted, and not much bigger than pea-height. Interior of box is has a layer of translucent glitter. Hanging: "Glass Cathedral" diorama can nestle in a shelf, or easily hang on a french cleat (provided) on a wall. Lisa is best is known for her three-dimensional custom portraits in boxes, where she recreates people and scenes in miniature dioramas. Born in Cape Town, Lisa moved to London as a teenager. She studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University (1991-4), followed by Art at Central St. Martins (1995). Lisa lived in California from 2010-22 with her daughters and artist husband Ralph Lazar, and is now based in London, making regular pilgrimages to Southern Africa. The ideas behind Glass Cathedrals are based on thoughts Lisa has had since she was a child: “Why does glitter feel more precious to me than gold? I’m scared to jump in the water so why do I jump anyway? How can I feel so important and insignificant at the same time?” Within the boxes such apparent contradictions intersect – fear and bravery, infinity and intimacy, meaning and insignificance. When we take a moment to look at the tiny figures, we see our own lives in miniature proportions. The recognition of our shared humanity can make the path that much easier to travel.
Sculpture:Resin on Glass
Size:12 W x 8 H x 3 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Handling:Ships in a box. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Ships From:United Kingdom.
Customs:Shipments from United Kingdom may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
Glass Cathedrals are a series of miniature worlds in boxes, each containing a sparkling parallel world reflecting the poignancy, absurdity and beauty of our own. Many artboxes are uniquely customized, commissioned to capture special events, places, people or memories.
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