Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bertil Valliens choice

Ann Westin, Bertil Vallien and I

the favored object, Red, at Slow Art

Nationalmuseum during spring - imagine a snowstorm outside...
The day before yesterday (Tuesday) felt utterly unreal. I received a call in the morning letting me know that my presence at the Nationalmuseum would be much appreciated that afternoon and evening. It turned out that Bertil Vallien, famous Swedish glass artist, had been invited to hold an artist talk at the museum. This I knew, but not what he was going to talk about. And since there was heavy snowfall going on outside - which always means that trains and traffic will be affected, I had already rejected the idea of going into town. I changed my mind after the call.

During the summer Bertil had checked out the exhibitions to look for 1 (one) piece of art that served as an inspiration/influence on his own art. He rejected the Rembrandts, the Carl Larssons, all the famous masters - and chose my paper bowl Red from the current exhibition Slow Art!

He gave a lovely speech, it was wonderful to hear someone that truly has the gift of words, speak about a piece of art made by myself, to hear his views on my work... Well, I'm still walking  on little clouds as you can hear :) 


  1. Tack Ivar! Ja, det var verkligen en överraskning.

  2. W-o-w! STORT grattis (i efterskott), väl förtjänt! :)

  3. Congratulations! How cool!!!!

    I am glad to have my good taste (I love your work) confirmed. :-)

  4. Thank you Baska and the same to you - a bit late!

    Tack Rare Autumn!

    Thanks I need orange :))))