Category: Exhibition

Wedding & Funeral

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Women of the Past Today

Wedding & Funeral, Women of The Past Today, ‘…you live, but it is not your life…people live on this earth, me and you, but who have already died in this life, their lives buried irretrievably and we do not have the strength to change anything; we are tiny molecules within an enormous machine and we perform certain movements-monotonous-deadening our souls our hearts and our minds….Sometimes it is good to be buried in your lifetime, so that you can flay away like a butterfly in your own direction-like a butterfly-beautiful-delicate-colouful add light-embracing like wholly, short-lived but living its life to the full…In which direction are you going? Where am I going? Where is my path? What do I see on my path? Who am I not seeing? How many miraculous things did you not notice, omitted, dismissed as unimportant, insignificant?…However many cultures and countries you think of-feeling of hurt, happiness, pain, love, hate-they all taste the same…’

Women of the Past Today,

Eliza Glapinska

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‘Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers’ 1, 2 and 3

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘3’ Hereford College of Arts, 2015

Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers 1, 2 and 3 was made over the duration of a year between 2012 and 2013. The project was developed through many stages and followed many different processes and exhibition in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

This work is the creation of a “space of freedom”, a place for reflection for everyone who wishes to visit and would like to leave their own messages. A place to express their own feelings about any subject and particular thoughts relating to our freedom and overcoming barriers in our life. My desire is to encourage people to participate in expressing art in personal and active way on my canvas, paper and clay with questions: I Am Free. Am I Free? I believe that often we do not possess real freedom because we build a prison for ourselves with attitudes that have been passed down to us, often without realisation. All messages and reflections will be used in my artwork.

…Lack of freedom has been the source of constant suffering throughout the centuries. People have died for freedom and made great sacrificies to preserve it. It is the most valued right of human existence…

See my Blog on Hereford University website

Listen to the song We Were Born To Shine

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘3’ Hereford College of Arts, 2015

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘1’ Hereford College of Arts, 2012; 250 kilos of soft, wet clay on the floor with audience bare footmarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘3’ The Historical Courtroom, Bishops Castle, 2014, An audience’s messages on paper.

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘1’ Hereford College of Arts, 2012, The audience walk barefoot towards the installation.

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘2’ The Historical Courtroom, Bishops Castle, 2014

 

 

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘1’, Hereford College of Arts, 2013

 

 

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘2’ The Historical Courtroom, Bishops Castle, 2014, Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘2’  at Bishops Castle Town Hall

See article in Shropshire Star


‘Freedom of Broken Minds’

Freedom of Broken Minds 2015

In my work I aim to present different aspects of freedom or rather, different forms of imprisonment. I focus on the role of women, and specially a woman’s predefined destiny within particular religions and cultures. I want to create an awareness and show that the issue of women’s enslavement and gender inequality reminds still valid and relevant in today’s society. Freedom from pain, freedom from circumstances beyond our control, freedom from religious and cultural oppression and freedom from our own limitations are all intrinsic to my art practice.

See the link Van Gallery  

 

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Freedom of Broken Minds , Oil paint & red lights. E.Glapinska 2014

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Freedom of Broken Minds ‘Perform in Space’, School of Art, Aberystwyth, 2014 (photo credit Andrew Baldwin)

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Freedom of Broken Minds ‘Perform in Space’, School of Art, Aberystwyth, 2014 (photo credit Andrew Baldwin)