Wipe with cloth
The significance of ships and boats has always been present in Bertil Vallien’s life and work. Like an imaginary space, he has journeyed through glass. He sails his boat and sees men fishing, and refugees fleeing for their lives. The similarity of the boat to a seed pod, which could contain any form of life, tickles our attention. Bertil captures our curiosity and if we give the sculpture some time, he makes us participants in the unknown journey that life presents.