Broken Hearts are for assholes. This is the title of a new series of glassblowing sculptures developed at S12 Center for Contemporary Glass in Bergen municipality in Norway.
I hated the glass. This feeling comes from a traumatic accident in my youth. From there, I got so fascinated with the material and possibilities. That was the start of a research residency at the S12 workshop. The research took me to continue to search for a harmonious relationship with glass. But also to learn values, conditions, and possibilities. Can glass be a tool for healing? And does when color becomes a collaborator? The answer is a colorful assembly of love, fear, and discovery.
There are two definitions of the term “art therapy”. The British Association of Art defines art therapy as a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary modes of expression and communication. In this project, glass has the function as both a healing material and therapy—the immediate access to a complete workshop. The safety of a professional environment gives power and encouragement.
The project focuses on color study, the understanding, and experimenting of glass-color in composition and relation with form and shapes. Mapping the use of glass in the field of Art. It is a direct relation to art-making, craftsmanship, production, and design.