Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
Vessels 翻譯為盛器，每個碗狀個體的內與外都有不同的紋理與層次，讓作品在視覺上有變化且能展現技法的特點。這件作品的創作上使用了我獨特的創作技法，瓷漿在石膏模上不停重複繞轉而使碗狀的外部產生出細膩的紋路，內部則保留因倒漿的動作所產生出帶有顏色的瓷漿一層一層堆疊而上的狀態，讓整件作品更加豐富更有層次感。 顏色上則採用大自然中能觀察到的不同的藍，這些藍讓我感到舒適、安心、平靜，也希望觀眾能放慢腳步，一起欣賞眼前的每個細節。 Each bowl-shaped vessel on closer observation holds different visual textures and contours inside and out. The unique technique of forming, by repetitively turning the plaster mold while slip casting, causes porcelain slip to form subtle lines, layer upon layer along the walls of the vessel. This time-consuming technique of forming each vessel brings me peace in the process and its routine-like movements, rhythm and repititions. The natural marbling and flow of colored slip is captured on the outer surface, while the gradual gradient of colors in the layers is retained within. Using the different hues of blue found in nature, this series of vessels brings out a certain calmness within, away from the fast paced society, inviting the audience to take a moment and observe, appreciating the beauty of life in all its details.
Dimensions varied, 10x10x8cm, 12x12x15cm, 18x18x15cm respectively. Weight is an estimate and average for an individual vessel. The technique of forming I have developed, is one that brings focus to the characteristics of porcelain slip and its working relationship with plaster. As slip loses moisture coming in contact with the plaster mold, it forms a layer of porcelain and this process of continuous movement and spiralling of the plaster mold creates subtle lines, layer upon layer on the walls of the vessel. Other than the contours within the form, gradients of the colored slip are also created in the process. The repetitive nature and time consuming routine creating the series of vessels is one that brings out the beauty of the process and technique we would once overlook. Slip casting, although referred to as a mass manufacturing process in ceramics, is used to produce replicated objects in larger numbers. However, this technique reflects on the human touch needed in craft and how every object essentially would never be the same, created through our hands, serving a given purpose, along with thoughts and value that we place on it based on our own experiences and perspective.
Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University