Or Something In Between is a collection of forms that inhabit the blurred zone where designed objects become art and vice versa, sometimes seeming to be representational or functional and sometimes not.
While design considers the functional, aesthetic, economical and sociopolitical aspects of the object and its production, the creation of art is less hindered by such constraints. The space in between allows for design to be intuitive and for art to be refined by the parameters of design. Function can be camouflaged by ornament while non-functional forms are confused by unnecessary utility.
Or Something in Between is inspired by Dear Human’s current methods of object making and the unconventional place in the world where they belong. The collection continues our material exploration of sculpted recycled paper and the handmade ways of the recent past.
Some forms are currently available for purchase in our shop.