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.