I sink through memories and dreams. I make boats that do not need latitudes. They navigate like glazed vessels towards the horizons of the imagination. This is another of Bertil Valliens captivating Sand Casted boats with a gold Mandrake figure. With an oval bubble along the boat above its head floating in this multi coloured and blended boat.Vallien pioneered sand casting in the 1980s and began creating sculptures in glass that inspired. Sand casting is a process that involves pouring molten glass into. A hand crafted mould whilst adding detail, it is a highly skilled and perfected process. 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 the Mandrake can be perceived as 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 like many of his sculptures have a spiritual.
And symbolic expression which we can choose to engage with or not, they often raise questions of life. The works frequently portray narratives and mythologies, many of which are drawn. From ancient Viking sagas, stories, myths and from many other faiths and beliefs.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 unique glass sculptures.
When we engage with these fascinating and beautiful pieces as the ever changing light. Catches and captures it in so many different ways it is a rare and fortunate experience, a gift.
To treasure even to hold it in our hand and engage with its textures or to simply appreciate it. As a unique valuable artwork to treasure. The item "Bertil Vallien Kosta Boda'Mandrake' Glass Boat" is in sale since Saturday, March 20, 2021. 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.