edition

2016

title

Something different than it may seem – personal boxes

author

Lucie Smorádková (CZ)

e-mail

luciesmoradkova@seznam.cz

project website

http://sendvid.com/2fw9ejkd

degree

M.A. project

school

University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem

Faculty of Art and Design

supervisor

Antonín Tomášek

Many people collect small valuable objects and store them in inaccessible places. This has been the source of the idea for the project consisting of four porcelain elements with locked containers where you can hide precious things. At first glance, this may sound like a mere trinket box set. However, if you look at it closely, you will notice some curiosities. The picture on the vase is upside down, which encourages you to turn it and see the stopper which locks it. The policeman with the Yorkshire Terrier head holds his hand on a sphere. It looks as if he controlled the whole world. This is the author’s commentary to the omnipresence of police. The elements of the set, even though completely different from each other, have something in common: white porcelain, cobalt and gold ornaments, and the jocular character.