Lena Balderas‘ design work entitled “Living Objects” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.
Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.
About Living Objects:
“The “knitting needle bowls” are a part of a collection “Living Objects”: a project that aims to give new life to discarded objects by exploring their embodied potential.
This project is a continuous practice using pre-existing objects that are on their way to landfill as inspiration for new creations.
The process starts with materials that have reached an “end”, rerouting them away from their linear cycle. It is a method of preserving and prolonging existing artifacts that no longer hold their intended purpose.
By reimplementing the hand craft into the industrial objects, I aim to challenge our narratives around consumption and mass production and enhance the mass produced object’s perceived value.
As for many of my creations, this collection of objects made from knitting needles is playful and colorful, adding a touch of whimsical joy to any space.”