Based on her graduation project, Stine Mikkelsen has created a collection of objects inspired by the rough harbour environment on the Danish island where she grew up. The project is based on the concept of how one can use textile design methods, to produce a collection of sculptural objects, which have a reference to the use of function.
Many traditional crafts are disappearing from the maritime community. Knowledge is on the brink of being lost forever. Through these objects, Stine Mikkelsen wants to visualize the importance and the qualities of such crafts so that people might reflect on their cultural and historical identity. This is why each object is handmade while remaining true to the raw material, with the making process apparent in the final object.
”I am fascinated by objects I can keep on having a dialogue with; objects that make me wonder. If the meaning of an object is not clear I feel invited to explore and use my imagination.”
Stine Mikkelsen’s universe is very intuitive and speaks to human curiosity. Through creating surfaces that do not allow for immediate determination of the material or production method and through creating objects that do not have an easy-to-guess practical function, she wants to evoke wonder in us all and provide us with an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with the objects.