BRIEF:The family of objects you create must tell a personal story and must have a narrative; whether this be through the objects or even the materials that they are made out of.
As human beings we are creatures of habit; we all have our own way of doing everyday things. In a busy fast-changing world these little rituals offer momentary respite; a little reassurance and maybe a chance to reinforce a sense of self and to impose your own rule on the chaos of life.
“Transporting memories” is focused around cakes, Polish Easter basket, family and memories.
The two bowls, made out of elm and earthenware, which are placed in the jute basket are for the two types of cakes (drozdzowki and babeczki) that have a particular importance to me and bring back positive memories. They remind me of home (Poland) as well as the time when I lived with my grandmas. Whenever I go back to Poland I always get them, and bring them back to England for my family here, therefore the basket acts as a form of transportation for them and the memories that come with them.
The basket is similar to Polish Easter baskets in which people place certain food and go to Church to make it holy which reinforces the importance of the cakes. It has an open bottom, leaving the base of the wooden bowl exposed, to show the wear of time on it and that the transportation of memories is continuing to happen.
The top bowl is covered with a crochet napkin that my family uses to cover our Easter basket. It has been made by my great-grandma and acts as a protection for the cakes in the top bowl.