Transformation

 of an Ugly Object

This was a collaborative project with a local retiree. She loaned me the “ugliest” thing that she owned so that I could make it into something “beautiful” for her. The transformation was also inspired by her relationship to the object. Clara, the retiree, had no memories with this object, it was simply something that existed in her home. Since she had no ties to the object, I wanted to strip everything away from it, and bring it down to it’s bare bones. By stripping all of the superficial layers away from the mug, it is left with a beautiful resonance of what once was.

For more information on this project please visit http://www.uglyobjects.com/

Kathleen W. Kennedy Transformation of an Ugly Object Found Slip Cast Ceramic Mug
Transformation of an Ugly Object
2007
Found Slip Cast Ceramic Mug
7"x4"x4"

Photo Credit: Natalya Pinchuk

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Transformation of an Ugly Object
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