The concept I am working with here is that of something standing still, perhaps time or the relationship between this pair. Emotion is heightened between these figures by placing emphasis on the fragility of their connection; they seem like they are made of ice and thus transient. A pink hue shimmers through them to symbolize the passing of time/existence.
2006, cast glass, lead crystal, sandblasted, polished, 42x20; 26x37cm, Ranamok Award 2006 finalist, glass sculpture, figurative art, nude, glass art
Zoja Trofimiuk was born Czech and comes from a Prague family that was a part of the high-standing cultural community. Her father socialised with many artists of his day, among them Professor Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. But it was not until Zoja Trofimiuk emigrated with her husband and son to Australia that she became interested in glass studies, creating glass sculptures of her own.
In the 1970s, still a Czech citizen, she graduated from one of the best European university-type art institutes – the Academy of Fine Art in Cracow, Poland and gained a high-quality education as a sculptor, probably one of the best at that time in Europe. Prof. Sylva Petrova PhDr
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