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Gala Fernandez: Out of the Cage



I shot the Out of the Cage show featured by the Marion Friedmann Gallery at the London Cervantes Institute first thing in the morning, and the late summer light was doing a great job at complimenting Gala Fernandez’s incredible glasswork blown into birdcages.

‘the objects are a result of the interaction of the hot fluid glass with the moulds, the final pieces carrying the marks and history of both their former existences,’ Marion Friedmann explained in an interview to Designboom. ‘the project questions the status of confinement versus refuge. a cage can be conceived as imprisonment or a shelter for comfort. the glass works subtly capture this essence of limitation, protection and custody in a very imaginative fashion.’