SKU: MJ003 • Length: 5cm • Width: 9.5cm • Height: 14cm • Weight: 0.9kg
This Medium Red Yggdrasil sculpture is designed by Mats Jonasson for Målerås. The Yggdrasil is the Tree of Life in Norse Mythology. The mighty tree trunk rises at the geographical centre of the Norse spiritual cosmos. The Nine Worlds which make up the Norse cosmos are all held together by the branches and roots of this majestic tree. Through this fantastic connection, the well-being of the cosmos depends entirely on the well-being of Yggdrasil.
Målerås are a pioneering glass house from Sweden and they have created this crystal sculpture by casting it from a mould. The design is then hand-painted and meticulously engraved and sandblasted.
Mats Jonasson is conscious of his environmental responsibilities and this sculpture has been hand-painted using organic colours. The sculpture is signed on the base and comes with a bespoke box.
Mats Jonasson’s work is highly collectable and is internationally renowned. Born in 1947 into the third generation of master glass craftsmen in his family. His talent as a designer attracted attention early on, when he started work as an apprentice engraver at the Målerås glassworks in Sweden in 1959.
During the next few decades he worked with the most respected contemporary glass artists in Sweden. Throughout this period, he developed his practice to become one of the leading glass artists within his process. He has developed new techniques for sandblasting glass and new ideas for designs.
In 1988 Mats took over the company of MÅLERÅS, which now employs over 90 people and is characterised by the glass relief works. All work is made using the finest Swedish crystal. Mats Jonasson and his small team of glass designers work in a Swedish village that has a rich history in glass production. Mats is inspired by the natural world around him, he says “Our forests have captured the hearts and minds of people since time immemorial“.