Photo Credit: Lorna Barrowclough
Using both limited time, an unknown space and site-specific objects; a piece of work was created within a 7-day time frame that explored the wonderment of small crude replicated objects of particular place meaning. In this case the objects being knives and forks (amount of sets to be produced was unlimited, produced in a production line format) in a nod to the industrial spirit of Sheffield and a nod to my own heritage connected with industry in this city.
A first in a series of site specific sculptural multiples, my aim was to take the preciousness out of a single isolated object and to further reinforce this non- preciousness with the materials used. Looking to the impact that small-dismissed materials can evoke from the viewer.
Once constructed within the basement area of Bank Street Arts, the public was be given the option to buy the sets of knifes and forks, hence the ‘natural’ deconstruction part of the piece began; the viewer was be allowed to literally buy into the piece.
Thus exploring the following concept: will we consume anything?
11cm x 4cm x 1cm approx. per pair
Silver pipe cleaners, clay, glaze, string