Art objects go beyond the two dimensional realm. They bring physicality to art - a tactile sense of weight and texture. Something that can be felt and held.
They also often encourage interaction from their viewers. For example, Johanna Tagada's sulptures are presented with a cotton play mat. "When I exhibit these pieces I encourage visitors to touch them, bring them together as families, allowing the mind to rest," says the artist.
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"When I exhibit these pieces I encourage visitors to touch them, bring them together as families, allowing the mind to rest."
Art objects can encourage participation in a space that may otherwise feel austere. For example, in an office setting, being presented a piece that invites you to play can spark creativity and communication.
Similarly, Luke Chiswell's trophys take art to a new dimension. Re-purposed from a burnished wooden skateboards, his one-of-a-kind sculptures draw on the stark contrast between his environments and his experiences.
Another example can be seen with ceramics by Matthew Trygve Tung, which combine art with functionality to elevate everyday objects. We, as the viewer, are prompted to re-look at mundane moments to find beauty in the ordinary. This is the wonder of the art object - the way it encourages us to look closer at what is before us.
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