Torn Flasks, work in progress

by guy keulemans on October 19, 2012

Its been a tough year for me in regards to making objects – my phd research has taken precedence and I’ve hardly been in the workshop. This is a slowly developing work in progress, a series of ceramic flasks moulded from Erlenmeyer and various other flasks.  I’m interested in the seeming absolute nature of scientific certainties – mathematic formulas on one hand and references such as the melting point of solids or the viscosities of liquids at temperature on the other, contrasted with the infinitely  chaotic way  in which  actual objects  manifest in the real world. Nothing is ever perfect, so to play with this I keep sprues on the vessels, pull them out of the mould inappropriately and otherwise assist their imperfection. This image is merely presents objects in development – they are not yet imperfect enough.

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