7 3/8 inches diameter (height: 0.5 inches)
I focus on objects that serve as representations of the utilitarian objects that are part of our everyday routine. Drawing inspiration from existing objects, I make alternative objects that hope to disrupt the comforts of the everyday. They are outlines of the proposed objects negating original function, redefining their design, and putting the focus on the form.
I explore the idea with “domestic” and “domestic objects,” each defined by a specific socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and all-around culture in which you grew up in. These alternative objects propose a new everyday domestic sense of being. I’m interested in an objects’ ability to hold a narrative, and when that object changes how the narrative is restructured.
Sara Nishikawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and received her MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She currently works and lives in Detroit, Michigan.