Objects
spacial things++
  1. Cavity Shelf
  2. Tac-Tiles
  3. Touch Tools
  4. Ovum Urn
  5. Kerf Chair
  6. Pulp
  7. Looper
  8. HANDSOAP.

Jewelry
body things++
  1. Hug Ring
  2. Middle School
  3. Blithe
  4. Drizz
  5. Tight Rope
  6. Oyster
  7. Caught Up

Research
other things++
  1. 99 teapots
  2. Love Letters
  3. Sculpt
  4. Synesthetic Touch
  5. Brain Dump


Peaches Harrison-
info++
  1.  My work aims to intersect the disciplines of art and design through use of exaggerated whimsy, playfulness, and concept, often experimenting in using traditional materials in abnormal ways or abnormal materials in traditional ways. Many forms I create stem from experiments in how I can alter a material’s properties to no longer act in its anticipated way. Can steel be flimsy instead of rigid? Can paper be solid enough to hold liquid? Questions like these inform iterative studies and deep examinations that later I apply to a variety of typologies ranging from the jewelry scale, table top scale, and furniture scale.

Mark

4. Ovum Urn

 




Epoxy Resin
In Collaboration with Devon Reina for Cooler Gallery

           




In creating a cremation urn, a designer must begin with existential query. How tricky it is to tiptoe around the topic of death. The balance to be kept between an object of stark beauty, evoking instant intrigue and investigation of a viewer, while contemplating and even more importantly, celebrating the preservation of a life. How can one object hold and express the culmination of an entire existence?



THE STEPS:

_Acquisition of materiality

Epoxy resin, the modern solution for preservation. Never degrading, never changing. An homage to ancient burial techniques, preserving a body in honey, wax, salt, or formaldehyde.

_Translation of gravity

The ovoid- an empty, weightless cavity, appears to be pulled downward by gravity, giving rise to air in such dramatic downward force. Ethereal air pockets swim to the surface, trapped and held in position adding ornament that can never be repeated the same way again.

_Formal evolution

The symbol of the egg- birth, fertility, eternal life, incorporated into the basin of a traditionally shaped urn vessel.





Mark