Pedestals is one piece from the larger Valuables collection. Valuables is designed to display sentimentally valuable objects, things which possess memory or nostalgia. It explores how special possessions can be highlighted and ‘valued’. I chose to base the work on traditional ideas of displaying precious items, elevating them onto plinths, surrounding them with precious material or placing them on luxurious fabric.
Pedestals uses the simple, but long established, practice of displaying precious items on raised surfaces with solid ash plinths which can be used to display keepsakes and personal items.