By revisiting an antique Wedgwood object, my aim was to create a bridge between the past and the future, symbolising the human and environmental mutations through the process of making - imitating the life cycle. By carving progressively the plaster mould of the original vase, I transform the vase until it disappears behind its new skin. The mould – usually used for many years and never changing – is here progressively disintegrating, whereas the shape coming out of it is expanding. The industrial, predictable and repetitive process of moulding - normally used to make an infinite number of identical objects, is here paradoxically creating irregular and unique objects.
Composition : porcelain, stain
Images : Sylvain Deleu