Objects of Love Artwork #6: Doll by Furze Chan
A keepsake is a kind of proof, and a promise between the giver and the receiver. Recently we have invited eight creative units to participate in making artworks for our feature story, More Than A Pledge, in our 2015 Autumn/Winter edition. These artists defined, in their own unique way, what their imagined keepsakes would be like, thus becoming this series – Objects of Love – which is now sold exclusively here on Obscura online store.
This doll is a one-off limited item, made by Furze Chan. She specialises in collecting antiques, creating paper goods design and craftwork. She’s also the column writer of Object Lesson. Here is what she said about this piece:
“When I was little, my older brother and I would play with dolls together. As a habit, I would come up with conversations, a voice and a personality for each doll. I made this doll using a family-style sewing machine and it not only serves as an extension of my childhood interest, but also the sewing techniques my mum taught me when I was little. It is a proof of my childhood days.”
Note: This doll is an artwork and for decorative purpose only.
信物是個憑證，也是發送者與接收者之間的承諾。我們早陣子請來八組創作單位，參與創作《Obscura》2015秋冬季號專題《MORE THAN A PLEDGE》的作品，以各自的方式，勾勒出信物的輪廓，成為這一系列名為「Objects of Love」的藝術品於Obscura網上商店獨家發售。
這件布製玩偶信物，限量一件，由香港設計師、插畫師Furze Chan親自縫紉創作，其專注在古物收集、紙品設計和手作工藝。此外，她亦是專欄《Object Lesson》的作者。她說：「小時候與哥哥玩布偶，我習慣為每隻布偶配上對話，聲線與個性。這隻布偶是我用家庭式衣車做的，延續我小時候的愛好之外，也延續了小時候我媽傳授的縫紉技巧；是童年時光的憑證。」