Precious Objects by Ya-Wen Chou

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Textiles student Ya-Wen Chou is currently exhibiting her graduation project at Show RCA in Kensington. The project is inspired by the traditional patterns and culture found in her native Taiwan, and explores ancient Taiwanese philosophy and the rituals and stories associated with it.

The objects are intended to be used as modern interpretations of Taiwanese family heirlooms that can be passed down through the family, in order to pass the ancient stories on to future generations.

The strange forms and textures of the objects are made up of layers of latex, perspex, plywood, resin, glass, ceramic, bamboo, coconut, copper, metal clay, bone and leather.