Propagation Project #105 (M73)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Propagation Project #105

Made in

Liverpool

Date

2001

Description

Black abstract shaped form with round headed spikes protruding from an invisible centre.

Materials and techniques

Wax coated forged mild steel. The work is assembled with the smallest components ever forged by the artist. Each leaf is made out of thin mild steel wire using a MIG welder.

Dimensions

height:  23cm
width:  20cm
depth:  13cm

Object number

M73

Category

  • Propogation Project #105, Junko Mori, Crafts Council Collection: M73. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

  • Propogation Project #105, Junko Mori, Crafts Council Collection: M73. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

Maker's statement

I am always drawn to the visual impact of an aggregate assembled with many small components and find infinite possibilities of the form multiplied by the vital power beyond the physical space, such as cell division through a microscope. My work consists of multiples of individually forged steel or other metals, and the subtle difference of each piece results from hand hammering. No piece is individually planned but becomes fully formed within the making and thinking process. Repeating little accidents, like a mutation of cells, the final accumulation of units emerges within this process of evolution. The uncontrollable beauty if the core of my concept. I hope my objects become highlights in a contemporary minimal space as catalysts of a new decorative art.