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Ainsley O'Connell

Phone

021 667 203

Floating in the Cytoplasm

Price

POA

Height

295 (mm)

Width

60 (mm)

Depth

60 (mm)

Medium

Gaffer glass, kiln cast, tool and hand finished.

Artwork Artist Statement

I wanted to create an artwork that reflected its own making process. This object alludes to cellular structures, the fundamental unit of life. By referencing the composition of a single cell, I have created a work where embryonic forms float suspended within the cytoplasm equivalent, a gelatinous liquid filling the insides of cells. I have linked these elements critical to the creation of animate beings to the creation of inanimate objects.

Floating in the cytoplasm

Chip off the old block

Price

POA

Height

125 (mm)

Width

200 (mm)

Depth

100 (mm)

Medium

Gaffer glass, kiln cast, tool and hand finished.

Artwork Artist Statement

With this work I am questioning the extent of change required to identify objects as different even when essentially reproductions. I cast two objects from identical packaging, playfully reinterpreting the adage ‘chip off the old block’ by removing a corner of one. Choosing different colours and the hand-making process both introduce further variability. I am challenging perceptions of sameness versus objects being individually unique artworks.

Chip off the old block