A London-based artist has created an art series named ‘Nomad Patterns’, based on porcelain crockery, which appear to be melting.
Livia Marin takes pieces of porcelain, such as mugs and plates, and fragments them, using resin and plaster to create ‘puddles’ which pool around the remnants of crockery.
To complete the effect, Marin paints the puddles with the crockery’s pattern, which is the ‘Willow Pattern’ motif first made famous in the 18th Century and associated with traditional English tea.
Through the series, which uses around thirty pieces, Marin intends to explore the relationship between the treatment given to elite items, such as antique crockery, compared to the ‘use and discard’ culture for mass-produced objects.
Take a closer look at Nomad Patterns here and tell us what you think of this ‘melting’ art.