Nylon Cherry Forest
Consisting exclusively of polypropylene pipes and nylon cables, this installation, PP Trees, created by designer Tom Price, occupied an entire room at the Washington Industry Gallery in 2011. The work refers directly to the iconic cherry trees of Washington and questions our relationship to the plastic material, which comes to give finesse to the pieces.
The materials used here are building materials, made to last in time and resist insults. It is this contrast with the fragility and the ephemeral aspect of the cherry blossoms that the artist wanted to put forward.
Born in London in 1973, Tom Price graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007 and has exhibited in the USA and Europe. His work, at the frontier of prospective design and art, questions the capacity and vocabulary of heavy and brutal materials in more refined environments and applications.
© Tom Price
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