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'Second Hand' Rape Vase 2011.


This new collection of 'Second Hand' Vases and Plates have been especially made for the (It’s) What’s on the Outside that Matters (?) exhibition at Newport Museum & Art Gallery from the 17 December 2011 – 25 February 2012.


I have used old and imperfect discarded plates and vases since 2000.

The 'Unmade 07' Vases in 2007 were about what is the product of design, the creation of the brand 'Unmade 07' and the literal unmaking of the unwanted vases I collected.

In this latest collection the domestic camouflage explored in the 'Second Hand' Plates series is taken further on, into the decorative.

These reused imperfect unwanted functional vases still maintain the subversion of the everyday whilst betraying the notion and aesthetics of decoration.


To view 'Unmade 07' Vases go to this link


© By Karen Ryan


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Taken on November 30, 2011