This box focuses on the texture, look and movement of the seaweed. As the tide retreats from the beach it leaves clusters of seaweed clinging to the rocks, limp and motionless. The lid mirrors this when it is turned upside down. In the sea the seaweed is constantly moving and floating in correlation to the motion of the tides. The placement of the wires was intended to create movement through a solid object. The use of puk-welding has allowed me to create the directional movement. The hammered surface of the wires is reflective to express the wet shine of the seaweed as it sways in the tide. The viewer’s attention is led down into the box through the hole, connecting with their imagination, an invitation to be a part of the object, the centre is both a presence and an absence, to be inside and outside, experiencing positive space and negative.
Glasgow School of Art graduate and currently studying at Bishopsland. Primarily interested in box making.
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