Kate Rohde

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Kate Rohde

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EXHIBITED WORK
Ornament Crimes vessel set (9 pieces)
polyurethane resin
11 x 13.5 x 13.5cm – 75 x 37 x 30cm
$3,850

ARTIST STATEMENT
The Ornament Crimes series of vessels were made as a tongue in cheek response to the famous 1913 essay ‘Ornament and Crime’ by Adolf Loos, and the idea of overtly decorative design as something evil with the ability to corrupt society. The overtly decorative forms are a celebration of excessive sculptural forms, inspired by the spectacularly detailed Baroque and Rococo age which attempt to convey a playful and contemporary rendering of the traditional decorative arts of these eras. Using mainly resin and non-traditional craft materials, I create a range of anthropomorphic sculptures, jewellery and decorative art objects.

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