No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde
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Artist: Philipine Vinke

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Serie: Useless Bowls  |  more info »

(2017-present) These objects came about through multiple factors. First there was the joy of casting epoxy from freehand; a technique I discovered while experimenting with my “Welcome Pennants”. It was a true Eureka-moment when I discovered the free casted puddle of epoxy could be formed 3D halfway into the polymering process. Even the supplier of the material is stunned by this unknown application of the material.

The initial impression is usually that the objects are made of glass – its lightness surprises. The Bowls are useless. They will scratch at any usage. Most of them have impractical holes. They simply “are”. The very first useless bowl was chipped during its inaugural exhibition. The chip showed me our innate need to touch, feel and explore. The chip is now reconnected, and the mend is visually obvious. The bowl is now even more useless.