ASHES Vase

Brand: Gallery Bensimon

Ashes is a series of rubber vases which reinterpret the concept of withering commonly used to represent the idea of vanitas in art, particularly in Flemish painting. Birgit Severin adapts this piece in the context of the modern household, acknowledging both the beauty and transience of life.

Combining the newest production techniques with handcraft, Severin explores a novel type of materiality. The process utilizes 3D printing, rubber rotation casting and freehand modeling to produce a flowing, matte surface overlaid with a sparkling pattern of jewel-like dots.