Object: Wall Cabinet, 2010, Prototype
Description: Ash wood, beech, scraps of cedar, walnut and rosewood, coloured pencils, glass | Dimensions: 32 x 17 x 50 cm
From Picasso’s days coloured pencils have been a tool of the artist. In my childhood they were the art medium I enjoyed most to colour, draw and write with. Yet, can this medium be used in a different way – perhaps as a material to build things and create a different sort of art? This is the idea that became the inspiration for this object. The Colours wall cabinet has transformed the coloured pencils from a colour medium into a construction material. Coloured pencils were used to create the main door panel. From there they have spread elsewhere in the object forming door knobs, shelf supports and a door stopper. As a colourful element the pencils have added to the cabinet, refreshing the timber hues of its construction. The case was made of olive ash. scraps of beech, rosewood, walnut, and cedar have been used in the doors frames as an art facade. This is a limited edition of 20 pieces and no two pieces are exactly the same.