Ahryun Lee: Tasty Collection, 2017-2022
The Tasty Collection questions how we remember the taste and how memories related to taste can be visually translated into objects. The concept of my design stems from the memories of my childhood and how I built up memories and perceptions about taste. In my childhood, tactility was the most influential way to form my memories. Focusing on “Tactile sensation”, I wanted to create an imaginative, sensually provocative ceramic object which leads to a Synesthesia experience. The surface/color of each object is reminiscent of a certain flavor/taste to give an image to the viewer. Inspiration comes from the abstract feeling of tastes like sour, sweet, fizzy, and bitter. The colors and texture of my work turned this abstractness into tangible and vibrant visual language in ceramics. These extraordinary objects are in between function and non-function to suggest the potential of how the ordinary object can evolve beyond functionality.
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