The Magic in the Ordinary

The brief was to manipulate an everyday object in order to alter its meaning and purpose.

I have chosen a pocket version of a dictionary, which used to be a symbol of all important and desirable knowledge. Frequently, it was the only source of finding answers to questions.

I have produced this piece as a part of an induction project with my new Foundation Art students. My creative intention was to communicate the fact that, in the contemporary times, not many people read. Published books have slowly become obsolete and replaced by online editions. The gold coloured wax is also of significance, because of its associated status and meaning,

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