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2010-12-11 // // Arts // knots

For me trust is something interpersonal and deals with sympathy and emotion. To trust a product the gut feeling must be right which might be caused by the story an object tells or by its beauty. But so many other aspects like quality, functionality and ethics are also related and important to this expression.
Because trust seems to be such a complex term I started expressing it with different kinds of knots. I explored ways to connect, cut and continue ropes and threads. I made experiments with materials which have different properties concerning their strength and fragility.
I translated my definition of trust into objects that show its complexity. I combined very fragile materials like porcelain slices and wax and strong ones like thread, rubber bands, and latex. The pieces might partially break but will still stay  together and might also grow by further combinations.