The 925 Sterling silver vessel ‘Morphology’ was my major project when finishing my BA Hons. degree at Kent Institute of Art and Design, in Rochester Kent.
I had some initial problems with the silver hand-raised pods cracking in the hammering process, and eventually ended up spinning the pods instead of using the hand-raised ones. Time was of the essence and I didn’t want to spend an additional week on something that may or may not come together for the final stages of my piece.
I documented the pods at the stage when I chose to scrap them.
Looking back on them now I wish I would have saved them and used them in a ‘decomposing’ project where the brittleness of over-heated silver could have been celebrated; as the material showcases some wonderful ‘vulnerability’ in the images below.
As much as the vessel was created based on its shape and forms’ impact on its surroundings, it can also be used as a vase. The sloths in the pods were created to celebrate the part of a flower we forget about and don’t showcase. The stem, the root.
The vessel was a celebration of ‘where all things derive from’.
cleaning : dust with dry cloth, remove tarnish with liquid silver polish + cotton ball.