‘Dress of Vision’

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Kathryna Cuschieri’s  ‘Dress of Vision’ is an assemblage comprised of a heart shield, visor, a skirt, footwear and armlets – suitable for a Heart warrior. The heart shield symbolizes the element of air, signifying openness and inclusivity, while the skirt, the footwear and armlets embody water, representing the rich tapestry of emotions and sexuality. Kathryna hopes to achieve insightful vision that has a spherical view of gender – one that gives the ability to see movement from one manifestation of gender to another with fierce speed. She has used the gannet because of its incredible ability to live within the two spheres of air and sea and its razor-sharp vision – a powerful message to women to remain undaunted in journey, to strike up the courage to pierce through the edge of one world and into another. The visor that accompanies the dress has a small aperture to represent the necessity to keep vision intact and on track when the path is illuminated.

Materials used include fused and slumped glass, brass and leather.

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Artist Bio

Kathryna Cuschieri, hailing from Malta, earned her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Coventry University in England. Settling in Ireland in 1993, she established her glass studio in Glendree, Co. Clare, becoming a self-taught glass artist. Initially trained in the Tiffany method, Kathryna’s exploration led her to hot glass techniques. Her portfolio includes commissions for various settings, from private homes to educational and medical institutions. Notable projects include “The Spirit of the Liffey” and “The River Tolka.” Kathryna’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with her glass dresses, like “The Dress of Self Reliance” and “The Dress of Passion,” garnering attention at Origin gallery Dublin and at the Festival of Glass in Biot, France, in 2022. In 2023, Kathryna held a solo exhibition featuring her third glass dress, “The Dress of Joy.”. Her artworks are housed in collections at institutions such as Bury St. Edmund’s Library and Bord Iascaigh Mhara.