Carbon Craft is an on-going exploration by Carl Cyrén of knitted carbon fibers meeting molten glass, of control meeting randomness, relocating carbon fibers from the high-tech world of racing cars and aeronautics to the intuitive world of craft. The skill of the glassblower Reino Björk is challenged by the self-willed interaction between air bubbles and stitches: threads that stretch apart and pull together; glass that expands through the spaces in between, bulging to almost bursting point; and glass that is restraint by the tightness of the knitted web. Organic structures take shape, solidifying into glossy sculptures, reflecting the light and the space in the vicinity. They are inviting to touch while at the same time menacing maybe even repelling.
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