Last Chance for “Form Over Function”

Maria Simonsson’s display of fiber vessels called “Form Over Function” will be going off display after April 1st, so this is the last week you can go enjoy the works. The idea of fiber vessels may seem silly at first thought but seeing how real and functional they look, you might never guess that they would not hold water.

By the way, if you are rich enough to purchase such cool art, I recommend not trying to use these. They are beautiful and certainly fit the idea and form of vessels but when introduced to water or other liquids worthy of decanting, I suspect these would prove to be highly absorbent.

The installation, which looks at the form and function of various types of vessels, is on display at The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria. Gallery hours are 10-5 Monday-Saturday and 12-5 Sunday and the location is 105 N. Union Street in Alexandria.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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