In spite of being united in a long tradition of crafts, glass and iron could hardly oppose one another more. One exemplifies fragility and transparence; the other metallic strength. Swedish artist Jan Lambert Kruse playfully uses these oppositions to create his fantastic glass objects. Relying on the most basic of shapes, his organic sculptures are reminiscent of natural phenomena.
In “Milky Way”, a swirl of frosted glass bulbs lined up on spiralling metal threads flows in the air. It is surrounded by multicoloured spheres, imitating an imaginary universe. While in this piece the metal plays a supporting role, more complicated forms like the bubbly