2017 International Festival of Glass

2017 International Festival of Glass

Red House Cone, Stourbridge, Demonstration.

Emotive Installations

When visiting an exhibition or craft show, it's easy to be seduced by the beautiful designs. However, when reading the artists statements, some pieces can affect you by more than aesthetics alone.

The first of the pieces that caught my curiosity was 'Strange Fruit' by Christopher Day. On first glance it looks like rather strange lumps of meat hanging in a butchers shop. But it is more disturbing when you read that it represents the awful forms of torture( lynching) inflicted on slave from America Deep South. It immediately made me feel angry and ashamed that human beings were ever allowed to do this to each other.

Author Lin Warwick ( Style and Co)