Earth & Sky Chub Vase 03Tessa Silva
Chalk & Cheese is a project investigating the use of cow’s milk proteins and calcium carbonate as a natural material for the production of fine objects. The material is an evolution of one existing in the 1300’s, originally used to lay flooring in Tudor houses.
A limited amount of surplus milk is sourced from Hook & Son farm, who reject the factory model of farming. Instead they have a very small herd that are individually named, grass fed, and milked considerably less than the average dairy cow.
Milk and milk products have helped shape cultures and civilization as we know it; some of the earliest human ar- tefacts contain residues of cow’s milk. It was of such high value that the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for the word milk resembles the verb ”to make”. This material is im- mersed in a rich history, and each artwork is symbolic of our once nurturing relationship to animal products.
The Chub collection of ‘contemporary artefacts’ celebrate the history and mythology of milk, and aim to create a dialogue around our culture of waste and the farming industry.
Chub artworks are inspired by the decorative themes found in a typical Tudor house. All objects are formed in [dead stock] fabric moulds with the material handmade from scratch in London.
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