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‘Release’ is a contemporary interpretation of the rococo. It was inspired by qualities that define the style: an asymmetric ornamentation, the use of the curved “S” scroll form and the many lines of its signature motif, the acanthus leaf. This porcelain sculpture is a minimalist piece that contrasts with the elaborate ornamental rococo style, conveying a sense of personal identity. It’s movement and forms express escape and freedom and makes room for me to be myself.
‘Release’ is the result of a project brief during the Ceramics & Glass master’s degree program at the Royal College of Art, based on a porcelain vase created in the rococo style, made in Derby, UK, ca. 1760.