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Tristano di Robilant
Domestic Temple V
1997






   Italian artist Tristano di Robilant's cool clear glass sculptures are an antidote for that hectic feeling that can overwhelm New York, especially as summer approaches. His small works, each placed on the floor and standing about two feet high, are deceptively simple compositions made of thick solid bars sculpted from molten glass. Collectively titled "Domestic Temples," the objects often look like glass models for ancient buildings or ruins. They also suggest Thai spirit houses. In Domestic Temples III and V, the glass bars are arranged in a post-and-lintel configuration with dramatically flared roofs.

The clarity of his medium and the simplicity of his forms allows di Robilant to connect with nature in a special way. It is important that the sculptures do not reflect light. Instead, light passes through, almost unobstructed, to directly and gently caress the eye. Di Robilant's work is an ode to light and to vision itself.

 
 
 

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