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February, 2011

MassART had (And I assume still has) a cross critique with the Main College of Art. Each student body prepares an object based on a theme, and we meet up to critique them all. In 2011, our theme was vessels: an object which is designated to hold something.

My vessel was a teapot with a USB stick inside it. The teapot is a very traditional metalsmithing object, one which use to be a sort of rite of passage for amateur silversmiths. I wanted to use this language to create something with a bit more of a modern twist to it, so I scaled it down and wired up a 256mb USB flashdrive to a usb cord; instead of holding liquid, it holds information.

Copper, Brass, Bronze, USB stick and old mouse parts.