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Dimensions 220 x 75 x 55 cm

Available for purchase

The monumental sculpture Effigie Sui /ɛfədʒi sɥi/, meaning self-portrait in Latin, is an original signature work of the only artist in Latvia, Ernest Vitin, devoting his whole time to the technical and aesthetic development of the layered glass art.


Effigie Sui reflects the artist’s understanding of the societal and cultural structures that draw pressure onto every individual, onto himself. The different indents in the form of the sculpture represent this pressure. It symbolises the human ability to receive and adapt to external pressure without breaking. And then, they become an arrow- a force affecting others.


Ernest Vitin experiments and refines how he creates a powerful illusion of plasticity from the hard and sturdy layers of glass. With this particular sculpture, using the characteristic transparency of glass, he has made an effect of inner structure. An illusion of a seemingly deeper, skeletal framework becomes visible from several viewpoints. For example, see the picture from the workshop below. None of these visible lines exists on the surface of the sculpture.

Effigie Sui is available for purchase and is suited for permanent exposure indoors.

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