At first glance, the antique plate art of Caroline Slotte, an artist based in Helsinki, Finland, simply looks like an elaborate layering of porcelain for a special occasion. Yet upon closer inspection, it becomes abundantly clear that there is much more going on when it comes to the traditional imagery. There is a sense of depth not normally associated with them and that is due to the fact that the scenes have been carved out.
Working with secondhand objects, Slotte brings a new dimension to antique plate art. As written in her statement, "Demonstrating an engaged sensitivity towards the associations, memories and narratives inherent in the objects, Slotte´s intricate physical interventions allows us to see things we would otherwise not have seen."