Designed by: Kacey Wong
Design Trust Affiliation: DTFS 2018 Advisor
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world rushed to supermarkets to grab everyday essential items upon the news of an imminent lockdown. Ordinary household items such as hand sanitizer, food, and even toilet paper became highly sought-after treasure; the price of surgical masks suddenly skyrocketed beyond imagination.
The idea behind Kacey Wong’s sculpture series is to create a jewelry-like time capsule, achieved by casting essential household items into resin. Each sculpture is casted in multiple layers, with virus-looking coloured dots meticulously drawn in between each layer. The rough resin is then cut into a diamond shape and highly polished to reveal its content, “encapsulating” the shopping absurdity during the pandemic, reminding all not to take ordinary household items for granted.
Image Credit: Kacey Wong