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Taking Flight is an exploration of the inner journey of consciousness, the clair senses and human intuition. It is composed of porcelain, glazes, 24k gold lustre and gold leaf.
Lana Filippone is a sculpture artist living and working in Toronto. She grew up on the historic shores of Georgian Bay. A passion for story-telling and a firm relationship with Natural History and folklore have found their way into the whimsical narratives that she creates. Lana received an honours degree from Queen’s University and a diploma in Ceramic, Craft and Design from Sheridan College. She exhibits her work internationally, most recently as a Canadian contributor to a historic cultural conversation, exhibiting her piece “En Ecrins” at the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, (Louvre, Paris), about Canadian species at risk. She is a medalist of the Societe Academique Arts-Sciences-Lettres.
Lana strives to access an archetypal language that allows magic to exist in our everyday lives through mythology and mysticism. This language harkens back to places that are familiar yet subversive of her material. She approaches themes of transience in shared human-experience; ephemeral states solidified in delicate porcelain. Her material, once malleable or liquid minerals, is symbolically transformed by the elements, then crystallized in time.