My Honours project asked the question “How is handmade understood as a concept in the 21st century?” As a maker of functional objects I felt the need to understand how the present cultural, social and technological environments inform the reception of my work. At the end of the year I presented five works, each of which further problematized my original question, prompting the viewer to question their own understanding while serving as an expression of mine.
1. First World Dilemma
2. One and Three handmade
3. None of these things is just like the other
4. If I told you this was handmade why would you believe me?
5. handmade headmade heartmade