Even Dragons Begin in a Pond (site specific work)

You are shy about your “humble beginnings”- your address, your color, your gender.

So? Even dragons begin in a pond.dsc_8821dsc_8697a dsc_8809 dsc_8825

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Fragile Creation III

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Amur Leopard – Critically Endangered

Black Rhino – Critically Endangered

Cross River Gorilla – Critically Endangered

Leatherback Turtle – Critically Endangered

South China Tiger – Critically Endangered

Sumatran Elephant – Critically Endangered

Yangtze Finless Porpoise – Critically Endangered

…. the list goes on and on

They are still here, there is still life in them, but we are in danger of losing so much of our beautiful, diverse creation.

It’s our responsibility

(Resin, glow element)

Summer Door

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When walking through the villages in the Catalonian mountains in summertime one notices airy, see through chains of plastic, strings of beads or little pearls waving in the wind. These “fly curtains” are hanging in the doors of all the small shops- the baker, the butcher, the cheese shop. The vegetable and fruit shop, which sells the owners own produce from the garden and mushrooms gathered in the nearby forest.

How long will they still be there? Will they survive or will they in time give way to big city supermarkets with automatic doors and air-condition?

The transparency and brittleness of the methacrylate suggests their vulnerability, the fragility of their existence. The recycled metal speaks of antiquity and the alabaster tells of the crispiness of the countryside where it was found.

Methacrylate, alabaster, recycled metal (33x23x6cm)

Ursula Glienecke Summer Door 1

Ursula Glienecke Summer Door