Amanda Jamieson

 

Bubbles, or "airy globes", feature in Amanda's favourite painting, The Triumph of the Innocents (1876-1887) by William Holman Hunt. In this Pre-Raphaelite narrative painting, bubbles signify the salvation of the souls of lost children. By his symbolic use of bubbles, the artist intended to convey a sense of the waves of "the streams of eternal life". The three handmade globes made for Amanda were formed by the action of breath expanding the molten glass - capturing a vital life-force within the work - while the hand-engraved words, which exactly replicate her handwriting, are taken from Amanda's treasured letters from her sister who had died at a young age.

 



 

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