Tabitha Frost, 2014, UK

Handles & Knobs; Magnetic cement pin board

The historical traditions inherent within craft-based making practices such as silversmithing fascinate me. It is this crossover of placement from industrial to domestic, this process of context-contingent alterity where metal is found and used that I hope to capture. My aim is to reflect on these traditions within contemporary contexts. Through playing with the expectations and traditions that shape the use of metal I hope to challenge the socially normalized conventions and ideas placed on this material and its use. Through this counterpoint of expectation and tradition, to which form and materials are tied, I hope to develop new conversations between the viewer, the object and the material.

Mild steel, magnets, cement mixed with iron fillings