2009 Mare Saare’s FRAGILE CIRCUIT at the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki

Mare Saare’s current series of works “Fragile circuit” is seen to the public in the summer of 2009 at the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki. It consists of flower-like pâte de verre objects made between the years 2006-2009.

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From a soil formed by sand and glass a colourful, vibrant calyx springs up. Fragile in its appearance, it is nurtured by the even more fragile ground that literally crumbles and eventually becomes nonexistent. Sand changing into glass and then falling back into sand again represents a continuous return, reminiscent of everything valuable being simultaneously vulnerable and delicate, yet eternal – part of fragile circuit.

The individual process of making the objects uses sand as a technical aid, as a mold material, infinitely reusable and therefore the way of creating supports the final idea of regeneration and eternity.