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“Inner Garden,” an exhibit by Ana Thiel

By Margaret Failoni

One has to prepare oneself to enter the exhibition “Inner Garden.” Leave the regular hectic life outside and arrive into a world of light, glass and water. Open all senses, walk a path formed by windshields. Where each step awakens the voice of glass: a crunching sound, like ice. Clusters of stones with glass— molten glass, broken glass form the landscape.

“Inner Garden”
By Ana Thiel
Bellas Artes
Until Sun, Apr 13

Light shines through the glass revealing layers and depths.

Towards the far end lie shallow pools of water with floating mirrors that reflect light onto the wall. Playful reflections.

Three round benches with embedded, lit cast-glass stones invite the viewer to rest. To contemplate.

Ana Thiel creates something beautiful and at the same time dangerous, perhaps to share that something that is pointy and sharp can also be disconcertingly beautiful? Maybe to make evident how fragile we really can be?

We traverse dark times, dangerous times, yet light is ever present to guide us on the path we tread. We still have to walk with care. Aware.

And the beauty …


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