Bulletproof Glass Protecting Serenity

Bulletproof Glass Protecting Serenity

Wood, bulletproof glass
27 × 27 × 15 cm

Artwork from a group exhibition ”The Bambi Project“.

Spunde has chosen to focus on ambiguous human attitudes towards living beings and their complicated relationships with nature, a motif present also in Salten’s book. Both exhibition works represent an image of a deer in a similar pose but the situations each of them are placed in are radically different. The harmonious and carefree landscape represented in Bulletproof Glass Protecting Serenity takes its inspiration from the idealized world usually seen in Disney animations. Although the animal world built up by Disney is fictional, it represents the ideals of Western society, the desire for a place of peace and happiness. Spunde has built bulletproof glass around this idealized vision to protect the dream of the Bambi world.


About the artist

Līga Spunde (1990) presents her works as multimedia installations, intertwining personal stories with deliberate fiction. References to different times and symbols are incorporated, building a vast yet subtle web. The precision of interpretation and new-found contexts become an extension of personal experience, attaining generally accepted truths. In 2016, she completed her postgraduate studies in the Department of Visual Communication at the Latvian Academy of Arts; her graduation project, The Hike, was named one of the three best projects by graduates of European art academies.

More works by this artist

Wood, polyurethane rubber, 60 × 117 × 85 cm, 2021
4628 €
Wood, bulletproof glass, 27 × 27 × 15 cm, 2021
2340 €
Digital drawing 5+2 AP, 57 × 38 cm, 2020
Digital drawing, 10 + 2 AP, 27 × 27 cm, 2020

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