Ornamental Metamorphosis

This project is about metamorphosis and aesthetic ambiguity: a future rococo paradise where beauty and ornament become sinister and destructive. The porcelain vase, representing a safe and familiar domestic object, transcends the decorative into the realm of the uncanny. Elements of decoration come alive and burst out from the confines of the vase's form, impinging on the surrounding space. A gothic vision where everything is in flux: the static becomes dynamic; the inert, active; and the everyday, extraordinary. In this reverie, perverse beauty resides in forgotten corners and our accepted daily constants undergo unexpected movement and change.