Monday, October 1, 2012

Beccy Ridsdel - art/craft

UK-based ceramicist Beccy Ridsdel created Art/Craft, a fascinating series of surgical vignettes that examine the age-old art vs. craft debate.

As she explains of her inspiration for this series:
I chose to make a series of definitely craft objects - bone china plates, mugs, jugs - and 'dissect' them to see what was beneath. Turns out, they are craft through and through. This work was an installation, set up as a lab experiment in progress, complete with scalpels, lab coats, needles and a microscope. Piles of dicarded, cut-up craft objects lay about the desk, some with their innards seeping out, others rearranged, Frankenstein-style.By doing this, I was turning a table full of craft objects into an artwork in its own right, it had a point beyond the technique, beyond the things themselves.
See more of Ridsdel's work on her portfolio or Behance site.

(Via The Design Ark)

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