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December 2018
Vol. 37 No. 10

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Material States: A Conversation with Marcela Cabutti
by Maria Carolina Baulo
Octas, 2012. Argentine artist Marcela Cabutti creates simple, elegant, and subtle works of fantasy and magical transformation based on a strong connection between forms and materials, particularly blown glass and fired clay. While some viewers may think of a Surrealist legacy, her sculptures and installations also draw on the literary tradition of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Silvina Ocampo, and Ernesto Sábato, using shifting points of view to create a metaphysical sense of time and place in visual form. Cabutti began working in glass in 1997 while living at the Delfina Studio Trust in London; later, she worked with master craftsman Pino Signoretto in Murano. In 2000, at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, she worked exclusively with blown glass, and when she returned to Argentina, in 2009, she worked with the Cristalería San Carlos in Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe
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Octas, 2012.

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