Musing on the non-stop paradox of the human condition, Joakim Ojanen contrasts emotion and material in an experimental edition of brass and glass sculptures.
A smiling face sits on the surface of a hand-blown, hand-sculpted glass dome, echoing the endearing characters found throughout Ojanen’s practice. A downcast brass heart – complete with engraved base, protruding feet and tail – peers out from within. The two elements are unattached, meaning the glass can be removed to reveal the heart inside.
“I think it’s a beautiful combination, two different feelings at once – the happy go lucky outside and the heart that is sad.”
Heartbreaker has been crafted in blue, violet and red glass. Given the handmade nature of the sculpture, exact dimensions will vary.
Brass stand: 16cm x 11cm x 21.5cm
Glass dome: 28.5cm x 17cm x 18cm (approx)
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