This object stemmed from the ‘Connectivity Project’ A ineternational
group of makers were asked to consider the confines of a 125mm cube and
through a process of interaction arrive at objects. My core interest is
in objects that function at some level and I was drawn back to the idea
of a functional vessel and not an object that exists for its own sake.
Considering the confines of the 125mm cube, I began to explore Ideas the
emerged form the box and telescoped in some way to create a new object/objects.
The outcome is a vase that expands from the box to make a vessel form.
The language of the form derives from the original ideas of rhythm, variation,
repetition, recurrence etc. There is a certain repetitive formal order
that implies a rhythm. Elements are repeated, changed and scaled to produce
derivations of original forms. The object is reminiscent of some early
sculptures of Paolozzi or some of Brancusi’s forms.