Back again.... How long has it been since our last blog?!
During the pandemic, I felt the need to pick up where I left off. As captain, I was forced to leave the ship to work on the computer from home. The doors were shut to customers, suppliers and visitors. Behind closed doors, anyone who can continue to work, but socially distanced and according to strict rules.
Fortunately, there is work to do.
But for how long?
We make amazing things!
We bring joy into living rooms… atmosphere, warmth, beauty..
Surely, we’ll always need that?
Avee Gallery gave a hopeful signal! A few weeks ago, they commissioned a stained glass window for the planned solo exhibition of the French artist Grégory Decock, who ‘opens’ today, or rather is announced without opening the doors.
He writes about the work…
‘Central work in the exhibition is the stained glass window made by Atelier Mestdagh in the gallery facade, an adaptation of the iconic café windows by Omer Vander Ghinste Brewery. In this version OMER became REMEMORE, which means remember in French. It refers to Grégory’s grandfather, Omer Decock, a Kortrijk native who emigrated to France in the 1930s in search of work and a new life, and eventually raised his family there. Through the current context, all cafés being closed and all cultural and sporting events having been cancelled by the Corona pandemic, the work acquired a new layer of meaning evoking these abandoned public spaces.’
Restless but hopeful,
we continue to work in isolation
with the promise to
tell you in the coming weeks
how exciting 2019 was
and what 2020 would bring…
Take care of yourselves and those you love! Be strong.