title. LE GLAS

date. 2016

size. 25x25x25cm

Flameworked Borosilicate Glass

Le Glas is the French name for the death knell. The tolling of the bells accompanies the dying of a person and sometimes also the laying down of the corpse in the ground. Typically it’s a single bell rung slowly.

It happened that a person who was on his dying bed received the last sacrament, why tolling the death knell. But at the end the person survived. At that point the person became a living dead.

Our society, human civilisation is a living dead. The death knell tolls for years and we all know that we can’t get on this way. But time has it own ways and won’t let us go. Maybe we have to try to survive as living dead.  

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