Me and My Snakes ED 300 -21
Ulrica's fascination with snakes began when, as a four-year-old, she sat down in a snake nest in the family's garden pile and played with the newly hatched snakes. Her mother was horrified and that memory remained with Ulrica throughout her life.
“The snakes follow me. I make them in clay, in glass, they are in my pictures. It is a mixture of horror and lust. Horror because I know a snake is dangerous, as my mother shouted. But lust because I control the fear. Because I have discovered that there is a magical feeling with snakes, among the horror and lust. It's important in life.”
"Me and My Snakes" is mouth blown freehand, which makes each egg unique. The inside is spray-painted and the outside is decorated with hand-painted decor in genuine 23-carat gold. The decor is inspired by Ulrica's various paintings and has been recreated by the stained glass painter Charlotta Kjellander.
Me and My Snakes is produced in a limited edition of 300 pieces.
Design: Ulrica Hydman Vallien
Height: 12 cm
Width: 19 cm
Designed by Ulrica Hydman Vallien
She was the embodiment of Swedish glass art. No Swedish artist can claim anywhere near the popularity of Ulrica Hydman Vallien. Whether collection or one-of-a-kind pieces, she put the same passion into every work of her hands. With motifs from the innermost corners of human life, she has created a narrative glass art form with feminist and Biblical touches, alongside her utility glass. Tulips and snakes figure repeatedly in her own Paradise works. Assertive, controversial, beloved.