Ever since Tuomas Tolvanen was a child he had a particular interest towards manipulating and transforming matter into his own expression of the physical world; probably to understand it better. Back then this mostly meant destroying and mutilating objects.Creating objects that are enmeshed in the notion of fragility through physical and psychological virtues that reflect life fragile and aging. By cutting the steel then applying fire; the objects goes through a horrific physical transformation and a metaphysical bond between the object and memories is forged into existence. Tolvanen’s objective is to create a shell that is still beautiful but yet a memory of its past. The cupboard shelf and doors are in working order but I am not sure about the load bearing on the chairs.
A stunning art piece non-the less.
reflecting life… fragile and aging by Richard Misso
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