My first piece in my final year of Contemporary Crafts! This was produced for a brief given by Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery. It was in the hopes that some of the work produced by us students will be displied as part of the Sinopticon exhibtion going on display at the end of April. Sinopticon is a project put together by a group of artists that produce work based around the theme of Chinoiserie.
Plymouth Museum and Gallery:
- Painted Concrete Block and Porcelain
- overall dimensions of whole piece, 120mm by 200mm by 300mm
Porcelain was one of Chinas most prized commodities in the 16th century due to its unique strength and whiteness. The Imperial courts realised its value so had tight control over the industry and kept it a secret from the rest of the world. Rhiannon has visualised this idea by representing the courts as concrete blocks oppressing the porcelain. However, the porcelain is holding up the weight of the blocks proving its strength despite its teetering, delicate appearance.