PORCELAIN BABY stems from my personal frustration with design and how it has also become both a hunt and a struggle to generate something original. I have come to terms [almost] with the idea that nothing can be formed originally; however, new combinations that are successful will be viewed with the same light as something original.
PORCELAIN BABY is an oxymoron in itself - a prestigious type of pottery merged with the innocence of a newborn. These two ideas create an interpretation of what is new to the eye today, what is pure, with the overwhelming pressure of thousands of artists whom have come before us. These ideas also question what beauty means and what we as designers define beauty as and how we strive to perfect our interpretation of it.
This system consists of an “art book” and a screen print. My intent was to visualize the different standards of beauty and art with my current lens and aesthetic. I hope for these elements to serve as a thesis for my own definition of art and aesthetic - fused with those of our predecessors.
The definition of art, has been conceived through looking at inspiration as well as points of memory from my past, have defined successful art as art that transports the viewer, a space where one is able to escape to for a amount of time - where the viewer is completely entranced. I began by exploring key civilizations throughout history with an emphasis on the ideology of beauty and aesthetics and interpreted them.