Unique is a series of individual glass works that stand alone yet relate to each other. My inspiration comes from the ocean and the nature of water, the transformation from flowing liquid to solid ice.
Glass as a material has these same qualities. I have tried to illustrate my fascination of water with my glass works. Like ice, the form can be sharp and hard.
The inner forms of the works are shaped to illustrate organic movement, frozen in time and space. At a time when everything happens at a rapid pace, I find it interesting to freeze the moment in my works titled “Unique”.
I am fascinated by contrasts in life and try to bring contrasts into my work with glass.
Unique is made from the lost-wax casting technique. I have polished the pieces by hand, so the optical qualities of the glass can reveal the inner form.
Unique (2011) Cast Glass, 35x20x10 cm, 12 kilograms
Unique (2016) Cast glass, 37×20,5×20,5 cm, 15 kilograms
Unique Memories (2022) Cast glass: 30x20x27 cm,14 kilograms
The pedestal: 12 cm wide, 14 cm long, 15 cm high
Total 45 cm high
Lost-wax casting, K-glass, grinded and polished by hand.
Casted in 2020, coldwork 2021-2022.The glass is partly polished, partly frosted.
The pedestal is made of 200 years old oakwood by former professor Dieter Stojan at Meisterschule Ebern fur das Schreinerwerk in Germany.
In «Unique Memories» I have integrated plaster casts from the glacier in Spitzbergen as a memory of something that will soon be gone. Frozen in time and space.
A text/poem I wrote for the sculpture:
The glaciers may be melted in a few years
Impressions of the drift ice are cast into the glass
My mother passed away while I was making this sculpture
Some memories are clear, some memories diffuse
My mother`s imprint in me
The drift ice imprint in the sculpture
Memories frozen in time and space
Reminiscent of life`s unpredictability, life`s contrasts