Series of unique pieces, 2016.
These vessels for an ambiguous, imagined ceremony take their cues from the strong symmetry found in religious visual language. They intend to intrigue, urging the beholder to wonder about their story and purpose. The crisp, synthetic material that is in parts oxidised, - appearing aged - raises further ambiguity about where these relics fit in time. The handles force the lid to be lifted in a specific way, making the user perform a ceremonial action. At the same time, the glossy areas give a clue on what to touch, guiding away from the delicate patinated surface.
Created for the Dutch Invertuals group exhibition, 'Advanced Relics', Milan April 2016.
Copper infused resin, in parts oxidised, in parts polished.
Abide Small: 48 x 16 x 17 cm
Abide Medium: 25 x 25 x 18 cm
Abide Tall: 41 x 17 x 17 cm
Abide Large: 22 x 45 x 36 cm
With thanks to Kremer Pigments
Photography: Opening vessels - Ronald Smits. All other photography - Studio Truly Truly