I Miss You Candle
I Miss You Candle
Add a shocking new dimension to your tablescape, favorite space, or anywhere in need of transformational statement piece with internationally renowned contemporary artist Nir Hod’s “I Miss You” candle. Nearly two-feet high for elevated decor drama, the candle is inspired by Hod’s monumental sculpture of the same name, made from 2,000 melted Shabbat candles, which Hod says “represents memories, prayers, and wishes.”
The candle’s unique topography—referencing the figurative silhouettes of sculptor Alberto Giacometti—is the result of a complex silicon mold used to cast each edition. Using the exact same time-senstive process as the original piece, the mold was created over more than four months by melting multiple layers of wax over a metal core. Each layer is applied by hand with a palette knife, followed by a period of drying and cooling before the next batch of wax, resulting in a singular, highly-tactile, and patinated surface made by individual candle drips.
Fabricated in a fine blend of soy and paraffin, the candle comes in a thoughtful combination of different shades of green, gray, and blue—”it is the color of longing,” Hod says. “It is poetic and soft like water, the sky, life.”
- Edition of 100
- 21.5 inches tall
- Burn time: 8-10 hours
- Packaged in premium gift box and Certificate of Authenticity
- 30% soy, 70% paraffin
- Made in Turkey
About Nir Hod
You can’t help but be drawn into Nir Hod’s pieces, so deep and magnetic is their pull. Hod’s art begs an emotional investment – or at least an investment of serious contemplation, or conversation. Primarily a painter, Hod also works in sculpture, film and canvas. He explores themes of beauty, sexuality, decadence and lost innocence. Some of his work could be described as abstract, and his paintings often have a glamorous feel thanks to his use of Old Masters techniques. Other pieces mix and merge styles and are clear depictions of the contrasts that can exist in people: that fine line between innocent and narcissistic; highly polished and slightly askew. These contrasts can feel exposing and uncomfortable to look at, but this is deliberate – Hod’s work is never naïve. His aim is not to express, or even encourage judgment. Instead, it’s to control and draw attention, invoking curiosity. Everything is raw and visceral.