+1 from the 19/10/15 till 29/10/15
The aim of our +1 project was to design an extra addition to exhibit along side the cabinet chosen. The addition would therefore have to consider similar function, form and context. I picked cabinet number L69A which contained the Axes. To me they attracted me from the start because I found it interesting how Pitt Rivers could recognise the objects as tools over weapons. After seeing other Axe like cabinets such as the Pipe Tomahwak I wanted to play upon with the idea of a new cultural axe which could be considered as a tool or weapon. With this project I felt like it was important for me to make, but learn new skills along the way.
The domestic Feeding Axe originates from the traditional Welsh spoon. Unlike the ancient ways of creating the spoon, this object is not intended to express the male’s desire for a particular girl. Modern Love spoons are recognised as decorative items to admire within the relationship, the feeding axe can be used as a weapon as well as a tool if chosen to. This 21st century Feeding Axe represents the delicate domestic relationships of today. It raises the discussion of what is most dangerous, the spoon, or the axe; and questions how a couple would use it in a violent scenario?