What a strange boat it. Would have been, more like Noahs Ark!I have also lowered the price a little. Watching this before I hope you find it again. This is a Captivating Sand Casted boat with a Mandrake figure and a large oval bubble above its head floating in, or lying on the surface of this multi coloured and blended boat, or perhaps on or under the sea, Bertil Vallien's gift is he always gives us the opportunity and space to use our imagination to connect with his work on a personal, spiritual or artistic level. The top of the boat is perfectly flat and transparent allowing us to look into the depth of the sculpture whilst the sides are textured in a myriad of colour. Sand castings I believe was conceived by Bertil Vallien and his process involves. Pouring molten glass into a hand crafted mould whilst adding unique detail, it is a unique. The Coloured glass is also allowed to form its own one off blend of colours. Bubbles textures and shapes during the pouring, settling and lengthy cooling process.
No one boat is ever the same, every sculpture is unique even if it isn't from a limited edition series. As a plant with the shape of a human body, the mandrake was believed to exercise control over the body, it was also believed it could induce love or conception, or bring good fortune, wealth and power.
Bertil Vallien boats have a spiritual and symbolic expression which we can choose to engage with or not, they often raise questions of life and death. The works frequently portray narratives and mythologies, many of which are drawn from ancient Viking sagas, stories, myths and from many. His work offers the opportunity to ponder so many things, perhaps we personally connect with a piece or just simply enjoy them as wonderfully crafted precious and. When you engage with this beautiful piece as the ever changing light catches and captures it in so many different ways it is a rare and fortunate experience or gift to treasure to hold in your hand or to simply appreciate it as valuable artwork. The boat is 180 mm long 45 mm wide and 35 mm deep.
To highlight the Signature that it etched into the glass I used a white oil pastel. This is shown in one of the photographs, f.
Ollowing photography this I carefully cleaned off the oil pastel. I don't think I will even know what they are. The item "Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda Exquisite Mandrake Sand Cast Boat Signed & Numbered" is in sale since Monday, January 27, 2020.This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Kosta Boda". The seller is "revdks" and is located in Worthing, West Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.