Sand Grain Glow
Public sculpture, HAM
Permanent wall installation at Hopealaakso Daycare Centre Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki.
HAM Curators: Kristiina Ljokkoi and Aleksandra Kiskonen
Glass-blowing: Kari Alakoski & Marja Hepo-Aho, assistant Tiia Tirronen
Photos: Sonja Hyytiäinen ©HAM
Architecture: AFKS Arkkitehdit
The pieces of glass poking through the wall are like jewels rising from the depths of the earth. The mineral deposit on the side of the building is a reminder of the wonders of nature crystallising over time. Glass consists mostly of fine sand that melts under intense heat and becomes a material that shimmers in the light.