Video: Ceramics and technology from Luke Twigger
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Luke Twigger (Luke Twigger) is a British sculptor who blurs the boundaries between art, design and craft with his creativity and challenges the traditional concept of an art object, its role and purpose. In one of his last series of works, the author decided to combine classical sculpture and modern technology, resulting in original iPod docking stations and speakers, stylized as ceramic figurines.
According to the sculptor, he wanted to create something in a style close to the work of the porcelain factories of the 17th century, when so many decorative details were added to an ordinary vase that its main, utilitarian function was lost, giving way to decorative and aesthetic value. “I tried to give an unnecessary, in the opinion of some people, form to an object that exists solely for the sake of performing the required functions,” says the author.
I must say that Luke Twigger coped with this goal brilliantly: his figurines in the form of angels, birds and kittens are so organically combined with elements of docking stations and speaker systems that you cannot even determine what is more important in this work - functionality or beauty. And when your iPod is disconnected from the system, it instantly turns into a cute sculpture that adorns the interior of the room.
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