Untitled Storage Chest
Upon receipt of the Motobunny my husband and I's first thoughts where “where the hell are we going to hide that thing?” As parents of two very inquisitive and nosy children, I decided to take on concealment as my starting point. Also, I had read reviews of the product and found there were others that had the same experience. Taking on the project from a design standpoint, I wanted to make a chest that could easily, and justifiably, be placed at the end of a bed, much like a settee or a chest for blankets. There is no noticeable lid or way to open the chest but when one pushes on the side it pops out revealing its contents. The flip-top lid allows the Motorbunny to easily present itself for use. Additionally, the device can be used while on the box to give an activity positioning for traction.
About the Artist
Primrose Carson (°1982, Pittsburgh) is an artist who mainly works with mixed media. By focusing on techniques and materials, Carson considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
Her mixed media artworks are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By referencing romanticism she creates work through labour-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual. They are inspired by a nineteenth-century tradition of works, in which an ideal of ‘Fulfilled Absence’ was seen as the pinnacle.
Her works are often classified as part of the new romantic movement because of the desire for the local in the unfolding globalized world. However, this reference is not intentional, as this kind of art is part of the collective memory.