Sculptures by Anna Carlgren

Glass plays a significant role in modern society and glass is as carrier of information an indispensable material in human interaction and communication. Much of the information conveyed between humans reaches us through glass, and we stay connected through glass fiber cables and computer monitors.

In my work I focus on the optical properties of glass, the phenomena of light and refraction of light as it is transmitted through materia. And through my sculptural work I am able to experiment with glass in a way that furthers my discourse on light refraction, how it originates and its influence on the human eye. The purpose is to find ways to translate my findings to an architectural scale, for which I have developed the series Optical Phenomena as Architectonic Elements.