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In this series, Bertil Vallien lines up two of his favorite expressions side by side: blue glass and a gold-painted object. Interpretation of the sculptures is of course up to the individual viewer, but for Bertil, this is first and foremost a playful approach to the ability of glass to continuously change and put its artist to new tests. 

Each form has its own narrative. Here, glass and mankind blend in a unique way to tell an emphatic story. Fortress is part of Bertil Vallien’s anniversary collection, “Bertil Vallien: 60 years with Kosta Boda” (1963–2023), and is produced at Kosta glassworks in Sweden.