Room Temperature (M79)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Room Temperature

Made in

London

Date

2007

Description

Thermometer with a silver face and red measuring fluid, with Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements defined by emotions and feelings.

Materials and techniques

Photo-etched sterling silver sheet, acrylic liner, glass thermometer; hand folded and manipulated silver sheet. Photo-etched by Lin Cheung.

Dimensions

length:  24cm
width:  6cm
depth:  1cm

Object number

M79

Category

  • Room Temperature, Lin Cheung, 2007, Crafts Council Collection: M79. Photo: John Hammond.

Maker's statement

A distinctive shift of emphasis from jewellery to objects. Ideas and approach to thinking about objects already existed but began to expose these more deliberately making sets of things and taking part in silver and object only exhibitions. A key piece that in more that ways than one seems to sum up my practice, interests and craft concerns. Room Temperature measures the emotional atmosphere of any room. The words on the surface where chosen based on their duality of usage to both describe the weather and an emotional feeling. From a love of the English language and all its perculiarities.