Monday, 4 February 2008
how much smashed china?
Photos: Last summer when the ship Götheborg returns from a trip to China (the original Götheborg sunk when almost home, 1745) and photoshop mosaic.
A special mathematical problem was solved this week.
Thank you Josefine Holmqvist!
We both have commissions in new residential quarters in the former wharf area here in Göteborg, mosaic work based on china porcellain from the East India trade (read more here). Josefine already got a box of smashed china ware and could calculate how many grams a square decimeter of china mosaic are (60g in case you also need the information).
Now I know 10 kilos of broken China from the sunken ship Götheborg is needed for my job, the commissioner will hopefully find it. Will only use original china, not fake it. If they can't find enough I rather use tiles of matching colours, without any pattern.
Josefine (Fina) shows work at Formargruppen, an artist run gallery and shop in Malmö, right now.
Elspeth Diederix, photography
via Wrong distance