barnacle-clad intertidal objects by something like this design

barnacle-clad intertidal objects by something like this design

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barnacle-clad intertidal objects by something like this design
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generally, the integration of natural materials is done so for the elements’ innate beauty, vivid colors, or practical and functional values. that’s not the case with the ‘intertidal deployment object series 2’ by something like this design; who created a collection of ceramic projects adorned with, of all things, barnacles. the studio, a collaborative effort between trygve fast and jessica swanson, was particularly interested to work with the sea-growing organism for their unique complexity and raw-appeal. 

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exploration of the concept takes form as a modular system of interchangeable forms that can be submerged into an ocean environment one section at a time. once marine life has grown, the piece(s) can be removed and collectively assembled into a finished product. through consultation and collaboration with the oregon institute of marine biology, the project was educated in the vast vocabulary of nautical hardware and equipment, as well as the technical constraints of barnacle growth. embracing the industrial nature of the arthropods, something like this design hopes to highlight their aesthetic and functional values, and call into question their routine destruction by humans from objects like boats, docks, and buoys. ‘intertidal deployment object series 2’ is an expansion of the studio’s preceding ‘intertidal deployment objects series’.

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  • Awesome! right into my favorites!!

    Aldo
    May 14, 2015
  • woooow… also, eeeewwwww. haha, challengingly beautiful.

    Buddha
    May 11, 2015

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