Slow Made

With hand tools

Online exhibition
Digital Craft Festival
26 - 28 June 2020
, par cyriaque ambroise

This artwork was specially created for the Digital Craft Festival which took place online from June 26 to 28, 2020.
It consists of a collection of 8 wooden spoons and a video.

These 8 pocket spoons, illustrated by 8 digital photographs are the symbol of a simple hand craft. A useful object which can be carried in the pocket everywhere.

The video, on the other hand, revealing the complete process of carving one of these spoons. The piece is slowly made with hand tools from a branch of silver birch in a small hidden garden in Shoreditch, London.

This artwork is an invitation to experience the slowdown.
A poetry of savoir-faire celebrating the intelligence of the hand.
The simplicity of the material in harmony with the gesture leads to a state of meditative contemplation.

Time stands still, the work slowly takes shape.
One last movement of the tool and the object is born.
Only the patina of time will reveal its soul.

 

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Slow Made - With hand tools
Collection of 8 pocket spoons | Silver birch from London
10 x 3 x 0,5 cm
London, UK | June 2020

 

Slow Made - With hand tools
Video | 21’00"
London, UK | June 2020