LEA ROUSSOPOULOU Stele 2004 [R/C] - x +
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CN: RouL2004stel

MT: mixed media: fused glass, iron and bronze wire (97x39x14)

DN: Ms. Lea Roussopoulou - 2008

CM: Lea Roussopoulou has a preference for single-sided relieves made of pieces of glass, perhaps because such artworks have a surface that may reveal endless depths if carefully explored. Her Stele of 2004 is one of three contemporary and related artworks that further her series of Stelae that she created in the period 1989-1994. The present Stele consists of two vertical series of seven colored glass plaques, which correspond in height as parallel pairs, and are suspended on the iron frame by means of bronze wire. To produce the glass Roussopoulou fuses in high temperature pieces of glass one on top of the other so that the plaque will acquire the right combination of color. Then the plaque is stained and fired in lower temperature than the previous firing so that the stain is incorporated on the glass. In this instance of glass plaques Roussopoulou explored the theme of the rhombus in earthy hues, playing as much with its size as its format. Roussopoulou may well have sought to experiment with the mysterious quality of variety that is offered when the aim is to repeat creatively a simple geometrical pattern.

[Megakles Rogakos 02/2008]

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