Instead of looking outward at a vast sea of waste or dwelling on scars where we've over-mined our natural resources, artist Digna Kosse takes the opposite approach. In an absolutely beautiful and intimate take on human consumption, she created a very personal set of tableware based on the volume of her own body parts.
Human Measure, 2009
"take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you" 1 Cor 11:23-26
"People are consuming more and more. All materials and resources we are using, are not in proportion to our own bodies, and our size in relation to the planet we are living on. For a long time, the human body has been the measure for many things, f.i. distances and weights. In this project, my body becomes a measure for consumption. I measured all parts of my body in volumes (litres) and these volumes I have captured in a series of tableware. On every bowl, cup and dish an engravement is placed, that says which part of the body and which volume fit into it." (more)