Storm-felled ash, pitch glue, copper.
In a series of of recent works I'm using pre-industrial manufacture techniques to imply the revered objects of post-technological societies, carving and casting recognisable internet icons, such as the iphone’s ‘settings’ gears, shown here.
In their digital form, as we encounter them on our phone screens, they are ‘skeuomorphs’: digital versions of once-common, now obsolete technology. They are a symbol for shorthand understanding – fingerclick on the ‘gears’ on your phone and you will be taken to the ‘settings’ to make adjustments to how your phone operates. I invert that relationship, laboriously and roughly hand-making ‘life-size’ versions of these icons to function in the way the technology they represent once did.