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Artefact 1

Anastassia Zamaraeva

Artefact 1

Anastassia Zamaraeva

Reference

SAS0112_001

Year

2018

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 33
Length: 25
Depth: 25

Materials

Stoneware clay, glaze

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • On a plinth
  • In a case

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This vessel was made as part of a series of pieces exploring the concept of a ‘modern artefact’. It was exhibited in 2019 at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.

Thematic/contextual information

Artefact 1 was formed in a way that encouraged the collapsing, unpredictable shape. The intention was to work responsively with the material, allowing it to ‘choose’ its own form. The carved symbols are a flow of consciousness without predefined meaning. Nestled amongst the symbols is a poem, “An oak is a tree. A rose is a flower. A deer is an animal. A sparrow is a bird. Russia is our fatherland. Death is inevitable.”. Taken from The Gift by Nabokov, this is a nod to my Russian heritage.

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