KNIT PICK: Thesis Exhibition 2014
My work addresses traditional, domestic forms through the creation of dynamic objects that have been redesigned with a focus on innovation, elegance and play. These pieces identify as functional objects but approach it from an absurd and humorous perspective. Moving in and out of their utilitarian confines, I am drawn to an elegance that is surprising and sometimes ungainly. This tension creates objects that have a conversation with one another, playing through their shape and material. Within this body of work and within my own thinking, these forms move between the singular and the suggestion of an industrial production process aesthetic. Through a mixture of materials and techniques, this body of work plays with our expectations of how a material acts in certain environments. Knit yarn, draped as vitrified porcelain, while a vessel uses a leather hat to complete the form, the restraints of use, become a space for improvisation. Using unexpected materials, pops of color and unique forms, I want the viewer to be engaged with my minimalist and modern designs, and to rethink their experience and relationship with the familiar.