Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda Exquisite Mandrake. Signed & Numbered Sand Cast Boat. This is a Captivating Sand Casted boat with a Mandrake figure and a feathered 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 was conceived by Bertil Vallien and this process involves. Pouring molten glass into a hand crafted mould whilst adding unique detail, it is a. The Coloured glass is also allowed to form its own one off. Bubbles textures and shapes during the pouring, settling and lengthy cooling. 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. 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. Narratives and mythologies, many of which are drawn from ancient Viking sagas, stories.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 wooden stand is hand crafted and. Designed from what would have been the original stand.When the boat was first made. It is primarily black but has carefully added tones and is. Look like it belongs to the boat probably more so than the origional. However if you don't want the stand or won't use it please say as I would like to keep it.
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, following photography this I carefully cleaned off the oil pastel. The item "Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda Exquisite Mandrake Sand Cast Boat Signed & Numbered" is in sale since Thursday, February 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 to United Kingdom.