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While seated waiting for my appointment.  I paged through the Mail and Guardian newspaper.  I read an interesting article about artists collaborating with designers.  You can read the full article here.

I found it fascinating since I have always been interested in the blurring of boundaries between art, craft and design.

The piece that stood out for me was this one:

By the artist Daniella Mooney.

Besides the exquisite craftsmanship and aesthetics, it transported me to my childhood.  My grandmother’s house used to have floors like these.  My brother and I used to slide up and down the hall after it has been polished.  Imagine the fun we would have with a chair like this!

I couldn’t resist reading up more about her.  On her website she shares the process and photos of making this piece.

Her other work is just as interesting:

On the website of the gallery where she had her first solo it states:

With media as diverse as moss and borrowed wishes (retrieved from corporate fountains and forested baths), black fountains and light itself, Mooney’s exhibition posits art as a catalyst, and a container, for some of the enchantment of nature, science and everyday life. The artist uses her impeccable craftsmanship to carve, mould, burn and build; to create works as intriguing, beautiful and tragic as nature itself.

Intriguing, beautiful and tragic indeed….

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