Inspiration for the Energia vases came from the volcanic eruption of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull, Europe's largest, which took place in 1996. Huge cracks in the ice occurred and eventually the magma beneath broke through the ice and oozed out.
Looking at the vases, the gaps in the ice are represented by the surrounding metal and the glass is the magma pushing through.
The vases started as an experimental work with blowing glass into blackened metal plates that had been bent, as well as blowing glass into rusted and weathered metal tubes and squares with holes and gabs. This created these sculptural vases.
Steel and glass.
Various sizes between 15 - 30 cm.
Three types of the vase were produced by Ligne Roset 2003.