Deconstructing French Glass 

Poetry in Glass

Juliette Leperlier


 

Glass is a contradictory material.

Like love, it cannot be fathomed.

Transparent and opaque, fragile and durable, stable and unstable – glass is a contradictory material.

From a scientific standpoint, glass is an unstable atomic structure. It is irregular when fluid, hard when solid. Time itself is not fixed but the sun will always rise and subsequently set; love has no definitive shape but it is something we all seek.

From the practicalities of construction to the end result, Juliette Leperlier’s work creates the illusion of time standing still. It is the formless and variable transforming into a tangible enduring visual object. This manifestation transfers power to the audience, allowing each viewer to put a quick stop to this fast paced world and meditate on life’s precious details.

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