Marie Janssen – the shrouded furnace

Very excited to do translations for Marie Janssen’s Tuchofen project. The artist’s work explores the enigmatic origin of myth and the magical power of objects.

When a fire was kept in every home and the size of a village could be determined by its number of fireplaces, the hearth occupied a central place in human life as the vessel that at once tamed and sheltered the vital fire.
Long ago, this life-sustaining warmth still had a shape, a visible origin in the form of the ceramic or cast-iron stove in the heart of the home…


Danke, Marie!