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'ONCE, 2021,' a Unique Handmade Ceiling Light Sculpture by Ayala Serfaty

$59,971.78

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'ONCE, 2021' is a unique ceiling light sculpture reminiscent of biomorphic forms. It is part of the world renowned ‘Soma’ series, a set of fascinating intangible luminous sculptures notably included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Each ‘Soma’ work is handmade out of thin blown glass rods that are individually flame worked and intertwined to form an ethereal structure. The piece is then sprayed with a unique clear polymer to generate a translucent membrane that encapsulates and magnifies the glass sculpture. ‘Soma’ captures the viewer’s gaze, bringing him to experience nature in its spiritual and emotional dimensions. The assertion of life forms and at the same time the impossibility of deciding between one or the other introduces an irresistible movement toward the sublime. For Ayala Serfaty does not sculpt nature, but rather gives form to the breath of life. Her work succeeds in rising above its own materiality in a powerful movement that brings the soul towards a virtually metaphysical otherworldliness. Ayala Serfaty was born in Tel Aviv in 1962. She is a graduate in Fine Arts of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and of the Middlesex Polytechnic in London. For over twenty years she has exhibited in museums worldwide such as the London Design Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, just to name a few. Her work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the US: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of Arts and Design, NY, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Mint Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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Details

  • Creator
    Ayala Serfaty (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Width: 49.22 in. (125 cm)Depth: 41.34 in. (105 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2021
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU988923196432

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    Ships From: Gennevilliers, France
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