Family is love.
And it is precisely the love of family ties that the master Andrea Tagliapietra wanted to represent in this sculpture which is a true example of Murano glass art.
The protagonists of the work communicate with each other in an attitude of mutual protection and empathy; the sphere, a symbol of balance and unity, emphasizes the feeling that unites the three figures, while the processing of the chalcedony glass sculpture, with the veins flowing from one figure to another, emphasizes the continuous flow of family love.
Andrea Tagliapietra is a virtuoso of chalcedony glass, internationally recognized among the greatest masters of artistic Murano glass specialized in the chalcedony processing of solid glass using Massello. Andrea Tagliapietra's sculptures are in fact present in prestigious private collections all over the world: in New York, Palm Beach, Chicago, and Tokyo.
Chalcedony glass is an ancient glass processing technique, known since the times of ancient Rome, which had its maximum dissemination in the glassworks of Venice during the Renaissance.
Already at that time the glass masters were in competition with each other and jealously guarded the secrets of the processing techniques so that, to keep them safe, the writings with the instructions for making chalcedony were lost. In the mid-nineteenth century, they were found and since then the production of chalcedony glass sculptures has resumed.
Today owning a work in chalcedony gives competence, taste, and refinement to those who own it and a chalcedony glass sculpture by the master Andrea Tagliapietra gives personality and prestige to the home or office.
Family is love.