Any one of the many parts
Microscopic images, with cells clustered to form tissues, draw a parallel between the details and patterns in life and the routine of living. A cell can be defined as “any one of the very small parts that together form all living things.” I observe how a person is the sum of the many individuals with whom they surround themselves.
I am facilitating the consideration of how my functional objects uniquely relate to individuals. I consider how the form and adornment of each piece relates to its function, and how the external action of using the object relates to the body’s internal reaction. For example, a cup, an intimate object excites senses of touch, smell, and taste as one ingests its contents. Upon entering the body an internal reaction takes place as fluid is filtered throughout the body. I am interested in this rhythm of process within the body, and the layers of action and reaction are meant to be uncovered through use, as one might realize a friend over time.