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O que nos olha. 2023. Blown glass, white beeswax.

Image credits to Jorge das Neves. Courtesy of Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra.


Funerary urn in glass. Blown by the artist and made by the glassmaker Arlindo Francisco. Finished by the artist’s hand.

The title is inspired by the book “What we see, what looks at us” by Georges Didi- Hubermann.

To look at what one fears the most and from which one flees is a promise of freedom.

An urn to preserve the ashes of the body whose breath shaped it.

An end always coincides with a beginning.
An urn, an egg: the end is the beginning. The beginning is the end.

Beeswax seals a secret that remains obscure despite being exposed, in the transparency of glass.