cambridge contemporary crafts

Gunta Anita Krumins

Gunta lives in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Her glass work has its origins in her unconscious. Gunta recalls shapes appearing to her when she has found that space of quietness, somewhere between dreaming and being awake. Therefore these shapes and forms hold an enormous personal content and cannot be divorced from her autobiography.  But these abstract narratives run alongside the narratives of nature and time, space and shadow, memory and desire.  

"We all of us have real and imaginary landscapes within us, that open out our human experience.The metamorphic chemistry of the fiery kiln, the viscosities, gravity, time and light, all contribute to the final product. The work samples the universe, rather than depicting it.  I act as an agent for these forces and I am always astonished by the universe as I find it."

Gunta's work evokes a minimalist object, into which are gathered the dispersed accumulations of time. The object looks to liberate the sensuous spirit trapped within the viewer, perhaps even of triggering a sense of familiarity, of physicality, or conversely of otherworldliness.