Manufactured objects conspicuously transform into unexpected new forms, making a strong statement about our current cultural condition of abundance. Sharp attention is focused on reconsideration of the ordinary. In this project, I started to collect discarded plastic objects, assembled them together, and wrapped them with a natural material. The transformation occurs in the amalgamated form and the concealment of this form. Innovation, invention, and beauty can emerge from anywhere, even the most familiar, ordinary and every day.
Sharp intention is focused on reconsideration of the ordinary. Manufactured objects conspicuously transform into unexpected new forms, eliciting strong statements about the current culture issue of abundant waste.
Innovation, invention, and beauty can emerge from anywhere, even the most familiar, ordinary and every day. Savage Chair exploits this notion while exploring the idea of ‘humanufactured’. Oh explains ‘I would like to provoke people into having different perspectives on these types of mass produced products.’ By collecting mundane, discarded plastic objects and wrapping them in the natural fiber material ‘jute’ Oh communicates how conflicting elements can combine in unexpected ways spurring subtle messages of awareness. Oh hopes that upon viewing the piece people will ‘reconsider the ordinary and find value in these products reborn.’
Satin Bunch Tray
Fluid satin gesture framed in time Satin Bunch Tray articulates those transient moments that make one wish time could be suspended. A beautiful centrepiece to any coffee table or serving station, Satin Bunch Tray is both one of a kind-piece that initiates contemplation while enjoying the hot tea that it elegantly holds. The work is formed by applying resin onto satin fabric then sculpting the two materials into a solid, final form. These materials reflect Jay’s continued consciousness for how by transforming mundane and discarded objects into unconventional forms, one can prompt an audience to reconsider the ordinary. Made by hand, each tray has a ratio of 1:1, making each tray exceptionally unique.’