Morana sculpture

Dimensions 80 × 30 × 30 cm Year produced 2023 Medium/material sandblasted glass Production self-produced Web Foto Martin Janecký archive Text DS


Morana doesn’t hide her scary face – after
all, she is the manifestation of the soul of a deceased woman who came to Earth to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead with her former family. The sandblasted skull with a dotted cross on its forehead is the centerpiece of a statue garnished with delicate flowers. Macabre yet fascinating, the glass statue follows the onlookers with a magnetic, mystical gaze.


Martin Janecký (* 1980) began working with glass at the age of thirteen at his father’s factory. After graduating from the Glass School in Nový Bor, he gained experience in South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, and mainly in the US, where he studied at the Pilchuck Glass School under R. Royal and W. Morris. It wasn’t long before Janecký himself became a sought-after teacher in his field. He has been a visiting artist and instructor all over the world, for example at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, or the University of Toyama. Among his most recognized strengths is his mastery of the so- called inside bubble sculpting technique, a method of glass moulding he himself developed. In 2019 he set up Janecky Studio in Prague.

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