“When I read a good book or listen to some great music , I’ am on occasion grateful that there exist writers and composers that took the time and used their talent, to create something that gives me a very special experience of value and depth. Also, their creations often make it easier for me .....
“When I read a good book or listen to some great music , I’ am on occasion grateful that there exist writers and composers that took the time and used their talent, to create something that gives me a very special experience of value and depth. Also, their creations often make it easier for me to confront daily troubles sometimes even real hardships and overcome them. It makes me conscious of the fact that art and culture are “foundation” not “ornament”.
Strangely enough , perhaps, I never realized that my works would inspire other people the same way, but one day that all changed.
Now openings of exhibitions are oftentimes just a formal duty to the artists and once I stood to the side of the large exhibition hall sipping some wine, when people near to me were pushed aside and two sturdy persons resolutely pushed a wheelchair towards me. I thought it would be the usual obligatory chitchat about art in general but this time it was different. The very old man in the chair seemed extraordinarily eager to meet me and half rose from his seat up to shake my hand almost in a frenzy. I was surprised because I did not remember him but he explained that he was a glass collector who many years ago ago, together with his wife bought one of my works with the title “Looking for Balance”. Sadly she had now passed on but as long as they shared their life they cherished the piece. They bought art together but had different tastes, oftentimes they would come home from an exhibition , one of the two shuddering at what the other had chosen and bought. About my work, however, there had been no difference of opinion. Since his wife had gone, the piece had gradually become his most prized possession , also because it helped him to think back to the times when they still could enjoy it together. As time passed, he said, the piece had gained in depth and significance for them and took a central place in their home. Now , as I could see, he was no longer really mobile. He had always followed my career on the internet but never found the time and the occasion to personally encounter me. Recently he had become 90 and realised that time was running out fast. As his health was not too good he had asked his friends to transport him when he discovered that an exposition of my works was in a gallery nearby. He wanted to take what was perhaps the last opportunity to meet me before his death and thank me. I was really perplexed , and fear that, at that time, I could not even adequately react because of the surprise and because I was so deeply touched.
Later on he sent me a letter telling me that he had ensured that his friends who helped him on that day would inherit the piece and I could be sure of the fact that the future owners would cherish it as well.”
Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.
We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020