As a series of brooches, ‘Activate’ is a dialogue between technical drawing tools, woodworking tools, Plywood and print.
Technical drawing tools were developed to create an illusion of depth within structural illustration to communicate intended 3 dimensional constructions. Plywood is often seen as a contemporary building material used in many designer products but it has essentially evolved historically through time, trends and differentiating stages of value, from an elite status as a decorative vaneer, down to a poor one used to disguise. Within building practices Plywood is notable for its strength and durability. Print conceived the production of multiples through the mechanicanical instrumentation of printing rollers. Can a combination of these tools and materials, with these preloaded histories, activate a conversation that disrupts these principles and engage the body through a functionality that contradicts both the scale and dimensionality in which they are normally associated?
BELONGING & S E P A R A T E N E S S
We live in a world in which we’re forced to live on top of one other yet, as individuals within a society, we’re becoming more and more isolated.
This totem is intended to show belonging (being part of something bigger than ourselves) and s e p a r a t e n e s s (being dislocated from others).