whole hole by darshana raja

Design and Craft graduate nominated for prestigious craft prize

Darshana Raja has been nominated for the The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize which has a prize of 50,000 euros .

The prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artists “who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value.”

Each finalist’s work will be exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 21 May to 12 July 2020, when the overall winner will be announced.

Darshana’s piece Whle Hole is a sculpture made from mvuli wood offcuts. It is assembled in a precise and controlled mathematical configuration. Straight, wooden sticks are transformed into curves, creating a sunlike and transient presence. Raja incorporates the Japanese method of shou sugi ban to treat the wood’s surface, adding depth to the material.

Find out more about the Loewe Craft Prize.

Find out about studying 3D Design and Craft at Brighton.

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