We all live in stories and imaginary landscapes superimposed on the real. We use these objects to communicate who we are. By choosing the objects we own and desire, we create fictional worlds in which to live and extend our identities into countless new environments. The artist wanted to incorporate machines and kinetics into the designs to increase their connection to people.
This piece is called “Umbrella”. It has the hinge structure from the real umbrella to perform the folding action. The artist uses feathers to replace the nylon of the real umbrellas. Feathers give a soft and light feeling. Just as this piece can be an earring or hairpin, it has lightweight.