three knife rack - walnut veneer
Kitchen tools are definitely some of the most mischievous items in the home - and it is also a room in the house that is likely to accumulate many objects - be careful not to neglect any!
Here we have the knives, a somewhat jittery group who you don't want to startle! I am exploring the idea of mini installation pieces to bring some playfulness to wall art. This piece has been made as a complete installation - the knives are fixed to the recycled wooden bar using two-part epoxy.
I have always been very aware of the objects around me; growing up in the world of antique dealing I often spent more time with objects than people - and so they always had personalities and I never felt alone. When I began to travel in Japan I encountered the animistic elements of the Japanese Shinto religion (where everything has a soul or spirit contained within it) and the documentation of tool yōkai (tsukumogami) in both ancient and modern Japanese folklore. I began to imagine the lives that these objects were living in my work and tell their stories - first in print form and now in ceramic and wood.
This wall installation piece is completely fixed and the knives cannot be moved.
Length of wooden bar: 260mm
Maximum height: 240mm
ARTIST'S NOTE: As with most of the things I make, my ceramic pieces retain the look of being handmade and this is a part of their charm. My slab pieces sometimes retain my finger marks or other indentations on the reverse, as well as often retaining the texture of my rolling surface. Please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the piece before purchasing.