"Recognizing two cupped hands as one of the earliest vessels, Proxy Vessel starts with a measurement of the maximum volume of sand that I can hold in my two hands. This measurement is the basis for the interior volume of a simple trough-form vessel, created in sand-cast bronze to mirror the material used for the volume measurement. The final object constitutes both abstracted self-portraiture, and projective portraiture for anyone considering the imagined difference of volume held by their hands and my own." - Shane Krepakevich (Mercury Bureau)
Designer: Mercury Bureau
Country of Origin: Canada
21 x 21 x 2cm H
Price: excl. VAT
Solid sand-cast manganese bronze. The sides have a rough, brushed finish. This finish highlights textures from the sand casting process—including grinding marks from postcasting processing—offering a contrast with the hand-polished surface.
This bronze is raw and will patina over time, especially in areas that have been touched.
The client can allow this patina to develop or periodically refinish the object using a metal polishing paste suited to bronze, used according to instructions.