Ruth Borgenicht Chain Mail Sculptures

By: Cowbag - Sep 8, 2008   Updated: Mar 31 2011
References: ruthborgenicht & blog.makezine
This piece is outstanding. It's from Ruth Borgenicht who creates ceramic pieces of chainmail into various works of art and I could look at the pictures all day. At first glance I thought it was cool crochet but finding out that it is ceramic just blows me away.

Implications - Taking the aesthetics from times in the past and reinventing them into new materials and objects can create both a fresh and nostalgic feeling. By incorporating patterns that were commonly seen throughout an era and applying them to contemporary objects, you can transform their relevance and bring them to a place where old becomes new again. Designers have thousands of years of inspiration waiting to be tapped into.