The works of Maria Roosen (1957) have a highly tactile quality: you want to touch them. The glass objects are hand blown, employing great technical skill and craftsmanship. Roosen is inspired by her everyday environment, and body parts play an important role in her work. She deals with themes such as growth, fertility, love and death through glass jugs, breasts, shoes or trees. The use of unusual materials and the attention to the technical execution gives her works an abstract quality: they transcend the everyday objects upon which they are based.