RAFT - dogs (2009) RAFT - cats (2009)
I became intrigued about why people collect ceramic animal figurines and place them in a domestic environment. Going against Noah’s ideology I decided to narrow my collecting to two species of animals. They have become the most popular and widespread of domestic creatures – cats and dogs. We have a close relationship to these animals to the point where humans themselves are defined as being either a cat person or a dog person depending on their personality. With this in mind, I wanted to incorporate these figurines into a very domestic object, the standard lamp. The result being a raft like base housing the many breeds, with a warm diffused heavenly light showering down on them.
Edition of 3, plus 1AP. (in each size)
LARGE : 87.8cm x 125.4cm high
SMALL : 60cm x 86cm high
Spun Corian base, spun and sprayed aluminium dish, collection of figurines.