Sunday, December 30, 2007
For my studio work (geva) at ECIAD i have been working with issues of functionality, movement, display and still life and others. I began the term by making bowls that spin (well, people spin them, they don't spin themselves), then i made some rocking plates and bowls. Next I began trying to deal more with the underside of the pieces, by not making undersides at all, but another side with another use. Although I was very interested in the objects and object making, it was pointed out to me that the context in which i displayed them did nothing. This is when i began looking at a lot of still lives, both 2D and 3D versions. You may notice influences of Juan Sanchez Cotan or Tam Irving. I attempted to integrate shelves and tables but i thought with some of the shelf pieces that i was moving too far away from utility. The last piece that i was working on during the term was the lemonade set, where i was trying to include formal and visual aspects of the still life, but still retain the quirky utilitarianism that i enjoy. These pieces were made on the wheel, sometimes throwing out of a mold.
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