Krajiny v dešti (Landscapes in the Rain) pendants

Dimensions 90 × 110 cm Year produced 2005 Medium/material fused plate glass with sand Production self-produced Web Foto Gabriel Urbánek Text DK


The images develop on a long cycle of imaginary landscapes, working with the transparency of devitrified material, the reflection of small bubbles within the glass layers, and the cut of glass sheets. Depth is achieved by means of a patina-covered sheet of metal which forms the background. The clearly defined composition remains open to many minute accidents which occur during the fusing process. Landscapes in the Rain are reminiscent of the air imbued with rain drops, creating a semi-transparent veil across the landscape. The landscape’s contours are hazy, and atmosphere is everything. The rain is heavy and soothing.


Lada Semecká graduated from numerous glassmaking schools – The Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov, the institute of visual culture at the University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, and from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where she studied in the Glass Studio under the supervision of prof. Vladimír Kopecký. She now teaches at the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of J.E. Purkyně, where she is Director of the Spatial Design Studio. Her style is humble, concentrated, and has tremendous emotional depth. Her work often shows the influence of Japanese aesthetics, as between 2008–2012 she taught cold glassmaking techniques there at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.

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