Metal mold
Plaster engraved 

National Glasmuseum Leerdam - 2022

In memoriam

Epigraphy, consisting of inscriptions—whether complete or fragmented—discovered on imperishable materials such as stone, metal, or ceramics, allows us to retrace history.

Engraved on plaster is the story of her grandmother about fire and matchsticks in Reunion Island.

This plaster is then used as a mold to blow glass, capturing the shape and imprint of her engraved words.

The resulting glass piece can function as a lamp; with a light or candle inside, the shadows and reflections of the written inscriptions would be revealed.

This project aims to share the memories of her grandmother and to preserve them by transcending the oral nature of the Creole language.

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