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Bucket Ecosystem is a project where the 5 gallon plastic buckets used in the day-to-day functioning of maintaining my family's home and garden are reconsidered as site and space for installation, collection and invention.
-Gabriel Bizen Akagawa

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Vessel

I use 5 gallon buckets as containers for their functional properties to hold and transport.  These vessels not only invite the user to imagine its possibilities, but entice the passer-by to peer past its lip to inspect its contents. The vessel determines a space that separates itself from its surroundings. It is both object and membrane. Do the boundaries of the vessel artificially contain and distinctly differentiate contents from the rest of our world? Or does the vessel define a fabricated and tenuous relationship between the the viewer and their imagination? 

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