"Hiromi..." Art Museums Tip by mapakettle

Art Museums, Venice: 17 reviews and 25 photos

  rather impressive...
by mapakettle

Ma Kettle and I were amazed to find exhibits by this artist with a sign saying 'TOUCH ME'. Artists normally want the exact opposite.

Being Canadian, Ma and I were compliant with the request, and reached down to floor level in order to squeeze and fondle a large display of heavy rubber membrane baloons, piled one on top of the other. Much to our surprise, instead of our fingers sinking into a rubbery mass, we encountered the hard surface of blown glass, coated with a flat black paint.

The artist Hiromi, creates the glass balls, by blowing each piece seperately, and while still red hot, fitting each sphere to sit perfectly on top of one another.

The picture is of the same type of glass sphere, except as you can see, these look much like balls of mercury spilled from a thermometer.


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  • Written Sep 1, 2005
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