Fragile Identity I & II

Aged antique metal bed, rusted nails, blown glass elements instead of Blown, cut, polished glass sculpture

This body of work explores the many symbolic layers and meanings keys and locks have.

The glass key is a metaphor for how fragile our identities really are, how we lock away certain aspects of ourselves and how these can only be unlocked with a delicate key.
The key that is capable of unlocking our hidden, true identity may itself be locked away, deep inside - the true self might never be revealed.

Why do most people have a drawer full of keys that they can no longer use but feel compelled to keep?

Is it our unwillingness to leave the past behind and live in the now, or do we see the past as critical in unlocking the future?

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