The exclamation “Ay Caramba
!” started as a signature phrase of the Madrid flamenco dancer and singer La Caramba
during the 1780s
. But in recent popular culture, Caramba
had become an interjection denoting surprise or pain, usually seen in a positive way. Today, more than any time in history I believe, the process of making known one's thoughts or feelings mixed with art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture has never been more intertwined. Take for example, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
, one of Sweden’s best-known and most popular artists. Her most important form of expression is through her glass designs, which played a large part in Kosta Boda’s
success in the 1980s
. She paints her striking and humorous designs on the glass with unrestrained energy. Her work has been exhibited on a great number of occasions throughout the years. As one can expect she is also represented at many museums across the globe.
Definitely, you can find her creations at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.