Monday, November 23, 2009

The War Bowl


Made from melted toy soldiers, each bowl is made
of figures from two opposing armies. This bowl
depicts the battle of Waterloo.
"I wanted to create a new material that would work
on more levels than the usual qualities such as
texture and functionality. My aim was to make a
material that had a voice of it's own, not just a
passive lifeless thing. I arrived at the idea of using
toy soldiers as my ingredients. As found objects,
they seemed to represent something of a paradox.
On one hand they were a fun childhood toy that
brought back happy memories and on the other,
they were a representation of war and it's horrors.
This is a contrast that I find slightly uneasy."
Designer Dominic Wilcox

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