GUARDIAN ANGEL, 2012
Aslan Bakiri specializes in sand-cast glass techniques, using ideas relating to the natural world. She renders the juxtaposition of the cold, hard nature of metal with the transparent, breakable, and sensitive characteristics of glass. The overall impression suggests a feeling of fragility, a decadence defined by how intangible the object seems to us. This sculpture elicits the divine human body idealism within Humanity, while also expressing the notion that we are manufactured parts beneath our surface. It’s a proposition to view our bodies as hardware achieved through delicate means.