About the Artist
Through a span of 20 years Agnethe Maagaard has developed her unique working methods with glass material, processes that are divided into many subprocesses from designing and shaping, through many slum-pings and fusions to hardening and finishing. Her inspiration comes from nature, symbols, words, thoughts, and the diversity of life.
The Cry Of The Oceans
Storytelling with glass
“I tell stories in glass, using the light as my sparring partner. My gratefulness for life inspires me. Gradually, as you grow older, you start to think more about life and what matters. Therefore, I contemplate a lot over my glass art and conveys my thoughts and messages through them.
I hope that my artwork gives food for thought. The significance of the genius and what we originate from, as well as the fantastic nature in West Jutland in Denmark, has shaped us into the people we are.
My passion is for what drives, captures, fills and inspires, rejoices, and creates—that which an artist can’t help but notice.The sea and nature are my greatest inspirations. My most significant source of inspiration is the landscape in West Jutland with the sea, the light, and the vast expanses. Here nature is under the skin. We are part of this rugged and fantastic nature that we must take care of. As a resident of a country like Denmark with only a few kilometers to the coast, most of us have a natural and loving relation to the sea – Denmark’s last wilderness.
We must listen to our burning passions…
– My passion is glass art!
From Bøvlingbjerg to …… New York!
My glass art has lead me out in the world and through working with the general consulate in New York I now exhibit in specially chosen design shops and galleries in New York and Chicago.”
Art as climate intermediary
“As an artist, I contribute to the climate debate via my glass art on this our fantastic planet.
A reminder that every positive change begins in our hearts. We, together with the rest of nature, form a great community. Everything in nature, both the human and non-human part, forms a coherent whole. Therefore we as artists have a unique opportunity through our art to convey our message visually and thereby emphasize our collective duty to treat nature with respect, consideration, and humility. We must take responsibility in our everyday lives for future survival.”-
Enjoy a full display of paintings by this artist in our Sacred Waters issue!