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Murphy, Cara (2009) Ridge. [Artefact]

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Abstract

There is a ceremonial ritual evoked by drinking from a silver cup. I am interested in provoking ritualistic participation at the dining table. The research for this piece began with observing birds on a neighbouring pitched roof. As I documented how the birds perched, I was interested by how they engaged with each other and that they never appear in the same place twice. The same principles were applied to the production of six silver cups. Each with a rounded base and a section cut away to enable them to perch. By creating a ridge of wenge wood as the carrier for the cups the artefact requires participation from the user, through this participation the object is constantly evolving. The user has to consciously place the cup onto the ridge of wood as it will not stand alone on the table.The silver cups were created by investigating the process of deep drawing of sterling silver plate. By using a hydraulic press and steel dies the silver was formed without a solder seam.

Item Type:Artefact
Keywords:silver tableware Cara Murphy ritual ceremony
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Location:Private Collection
Date:2009
ID Code:12287
Deposited By:Mrs Cara Murphy
Deposited On:30 Apr 2010 09:18
Last Modified:17 Apr 2012 12:16

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