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DAN ELBORNE

Gold, 2015.

Handbuilt Limoges porcelain, glaze, gold lustre, variable dimensions (collective average 11x7x10cm), 2015.

Gold was produced at the AIR Vallauris residency program, Vallauris, southern France (May-June 2015).

 

This series was created using Limoges porcelain, imprinted with pieces of pavement from the ‘old centre’ of Vallauris, and finished with copious amounts of gold lustre. Gold appeals to a historical obsession with mining valuable natural minerals, often to the detriment of the environment and respective natural habitats. Through my choice of materials and process, this series questions what constitutes modern ideas of value.

 

Photography: Dan Elborne.

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.