The Making and the Meaning of Violoncello
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This was a year long multi part project of Miriam's that kept
changing in concept every time she finished a part
In it Miriam has used her skills in both Fused and Cast Glass
The making of the cast part that frames the fused glass was a
tour de force.
Its exactitude is unique in this type of work
Part of the handle is also made of cast glass and he top is
original of the violoncello
Finding the proper metal hardware to secure the sculpture on the
wall was a project by itself
As in several of Miriam's Objects, the featured scene is the of Ticino
The river is in Northern Italy close to Miriam's Home
After she immortalized this river through her Art, Miriam is leaving
it and moving to a hill village
With Violoncello, Miriam played her Good buy Song to the
Ticino River, Lanca of Bereguardo bridge.
Cold winter in 2006.
What remains of a
Violoncello…and the glass?
The song that has gone away for ever…
The voice of the glass, my voice and my hands, for you, my dear River.
going away. It is time to travel again.
The long stop on your banks is a love story.
Eleven years, and I would have it one hundred…
Deep River, mysterious, abundant with life, you where so
generous to me.
Our dialogues were on your soft sand, among the leaves and the
Your cool waters whisper like an antique song,
music done by millions of voices,
will always be in me.
I am grateful to you.