'YOU ROCK' for 1-ok Club AT NGV
1-OK CLUB IS A REPRESENTING AND COMMISSIONING PLATFORM FOR DESIGNED OBJECTS.
While commercial design practice necessarily centres on profitable viability, expansion and often mass-production, this tendency limits the creativity in the process of production. 1-OK CLUB bypasses the need for the demand-and-supply relationship inherent in the commercial market, and represents pre-existing designed objects and specially commissioned works that are offered exclusively in limited numbers.
Pumice is a naturally formed volcanic rock produced when molten lava with a high gas and water content explodes out of a volcano. The pumice for the ‘You Rock’ series was carried by the ocean from The Kermadec Islands of New Zealand and delivered to Australia. ‘Let there be light’ and ‘Dishy’ were hand carved with a collection of local rocks in 2015. Included are a pair of organic beeswax candles by Northern Light. These works for 1-OK Club are part of the artist’s ongoing exploration of resourcefulness, natural and found materials and organic form.