Alicia Lomné

I have never been so aware of breath. It appears to me as tiny threads wending their way through the air, trailing behind, wandering, weaving, connecting. A loose tapestry, a net, a contrail of internal heat and words. I never feared this before.

Home: I felt the safety, the intimacy of our shared breaths surrounding me, knitting together, forming a dome against the world.


This work encapsulates an experience and feelings about encountering other people’s breath during the pandemic. The shape is partially inspired by the regional “Moon Snail” shell. Architecturally, the dome shape represents eternity with the top opening pointing toward the heavens. I view this opening as a look out, an introspective view with one opening turning in on itself, and a vulnerability. The warm soft tones speak to the love I felt in my home during this time.


Alicia Lomné has spent the last twenty-five years developing her own unique style with the kilncasting technique of pâte de verre. Lomné has taught extensively in the US and abroad. She has exhibited her work nationally and participated in shows at institutions including the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville; Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey; Figgie Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, Wisconsin; and the Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan. Lomné lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.