Glottman Alive-The Vignette Project, involves the participation of visual
artists in the production of works of art that serve as the basis for
The first artist invited was Nina Surel, an Argentinian born-Miami- based
visual artist who will unveil the commissioned piece Mirror of Venus
(2016), a large-scale tapestry produced in the workshop of Moooi
Carpets in Germany.
Known for her mixed media portrait-landscapes that offer provocative
and deep portrayals of women, Surel experiments with a medium that is
new to her. In the process, she introduces a new landscape – the Florida
Everglades – and new creatures –the swamp’s reptiles and insects.
According to Surel, Mirror of Venus explores the dialogue between the
inner and outer self, the surfacing and layering of the human psyche.
From this perspective, it is relevant to look at her work in the context of
surfacing materials and how they can affect spaces in an
autobiographical, theatrical and artistic manner – creating a truly unique
experience for the person who chooses to bring them into their own