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Glass still-life: fascinating sculptures by Lilla Tabasso

Lilla Tabasso is a biologist, designer, and artist born in Milan. She fuses those three passions to create marvelous flower arrangements made from glass. Her lush ‘still-life’ sculptures are shaped “using the ancient techniques of blowing and modeling at the flame”.

Her artistic experimentation focuses on her interest in, and feeling for nature, aided by her knowledge of botany, and combined with the complex practice of hand-made Glass. Her works are mainly flowers of incredible realism that draw from nature an infinite palette of colors, limpid shades and also – fundamentally for the artist – mutations and imperfections: dry branches, faded flowers and wilting leaves. These are referred to in the concept of “Vanitas”, a symbol used in Art History for the transience of earthly life, and the inexorable passage of time. Lilla Tabasso’s style harks back to the “still life” genre which gives shape to a hyper-realism and extreme naturalism.

Lilla Tabasso

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