The character of the Sibil·la, declared by UNESCO Immaterial Patrimony of Mankind in 2010, is among the best cultural manifestations representing the survival of our ancient traditions. Its ancestral origins and pagan connotations have been always linked to the representations of women as the great protagonist of old myths.
Possessing a gaze that transcends and predicts what centuries will bring, the Sibil·la was adopted later on by the Christianity as the voice that echoes the announcement of the end of the world by the ancient Oracle.
Somehow, this very ancient character becomes fully contemporary, as a woman that interrogates us, remaining motionless in front of the devastation, hiding her face to avoid showing her feelings of horror, looking down, unable to bear her terrible mission.
The Sibil·la announces the Apocalypse. A devastation that reminds us of the contemporary drama of exile or of the refuges camps… situations causing the loss of identity of humans. In front of all these circumstances, we are lucky to still have places of consciousness and memory that preserve the richness of a cultural legacy that evokes the most representative values of the western world.
Colección particular. Mallorca
Autora: Marta Blasco
Technic: Blown glass, enamelled and engraved plaqué.
Laminated on safety glass.
My stained glass windows are produced in collaboration with the JM Bonet workshops, always seeking new expressive possibilities, adapting traditional techniques to current trends and technologies.
The window can enhance interiors and fill spaces with new textures of light and colour; it is an imaginative and elegant alternative to other decorative resources.
In interior design, stained glass has unlimited choices of compositions and richness of colour, making the end result impossible to achieve with any other technique. Among countless others, the windows for the Templo de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona by the autor Joan Vila-Grau, and the stained glass window for the Carmelitas de San José in Tarragona, designed by Pilar de Ahumada, are some of the latest realized projects of the workshop.
The workshop collaborates with artist in order to bring their ideas in glass. At the root of the company is the commitment to innovation and the investigation of new ideas and uses of the stained glass.
J.M. Bonet is the hand that guides the artist in translating the ideas from the paper into the final medium of leaded glass that will illuminate the spaces. The stained glass can transforms clear light into complex spectrum that fluctuates during the day between different shades and enhances the interior. The final impact is the product of carefully planned work of a team made of the artist and the glazier.