Ebrahim Mohammadian Elird’s exhibition pieces were inspired by the enlightening postulates of the 19th century Arts and Crafts movement. Their aim was to change the perceived value of goods, to develop products that had more integrity and which were produced in less dehumanising way. William Morris, one of the most influential names within this movement, maintained that creating beautiful, well-made, useful objects allow the maker to remain connected both with their product and with other people – this is the quintessence of the Arts and Crafts philosophy. John Ruskin, a Victorian leading art critic, also suggested a link between nation’s social health and the way in which its goods were produced. Therefore, the members of this movement proposed that a better production system could change people’s lives. Ebrahim’s collection attempts to draw attention to this critical current issue – the world needs more arts and crafts for the brighter, healthier future.
Materials: Walnut wood, blood wood, gold leaf, silver, agate, oil paint, acrylic paint, enamel, glass, resin, clay, cord.