Fragile Bodies

Shifting object’s way of using gave me an idea; I wanted to change an everyday object so radically that it wouldn’t be useful as it was and that its primarily function would be completely lost. This would be a way of transforming everyday objects into works of art, transforming disposable into permanent.

I started with some cotton earbuds, very common objects that can be found in the bathroom, dipped them in the porcelain and started building my imaginary objects. During the firing process the original cotton earbuds burned out, leaving behind only the porcelain shell. This became my way of building Fragile Bodies. Original objects that I have used lost their initial purpose, function and use; the objects that replaced them become objects of art, evoking new associations.