“Mai Piu:” Glass Sculpture by Arcangelo Sassolino

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“Mai Piu” translates as “never,” “never again,” or “nevermore.” Any which way, the sculpture’s title arcanely emphasizes the negative, a curious move for a piece of art so grounded in material. Created by the Italian artist Arcangelo Sassolino just this year, the artwork is composed of a clamp and a stack of glass panes. The tinted blue-green material has an almost watery look to it from afar but is revealed to have sharp-edges up close. “Mai Pui” mounts to the wall and can be adjusted so that the cubic shape transforms into a hazardous tangle of shards.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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