GEORGINA LEUNG

Interested by the intricate relationships between humans, the inanimate and each other created through a family meal; my work delves into the nostalgic moments I shared with my parents. Their culinary background established my interests in functional and narrative household objects. My mixed cultural heritage has provided me with a sense of what it is about the 'notion' of home that defines me, giving me great joy in turning these memories into evocative physical manifestations 

Georgina Leung passing

Artist's Statement

In my current body of work, I am questioning and seeking answers to my cultural identity. As I was on exchange, removed from my birthplace of Northern Ireland and my family origins in Hong Kong; I began to understand the relationship one has with their home. As a result, I was inspired by the nostalgic objects and remembrances of home cooking; paying respects to my childhood experiences of family meals and our interactions with the inanimate.

My silversmithing work applies layers of wet process and powdered enamel onto raised contemporary copper and silver vessels, echoing an essence of traditional Asian ceramics. Bamboo has been used within the designs of several pieces; chosen primarily because of its material qualities and historical importance in Chinese design. Inspired by the multiple tools and vessel forms used by my parents, I aim to recreate these memories into evocative physical manifestations.

Further Images

'passing' - detail

'passing' - detail

sieve grain detailing copper, enamel, bamboo 2013

'sharing'

'sharing'

bowl and soup cup set britannia silver, sterling silver, bamboo 2013


'sharing' - detail

'sharing' - detail

britannia silver, sterling silver, bamboo

'seasoning'

'seasoning'

the essential condiments raised copper, enamel, coralwood

seasoning -detail

seasoning -detail

raised copper, enamel 2013


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