Amalgamated Colored Pencils Vases by Tuomas Markunpoika
Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika is a collection which explores the relationship of a mass produced tool and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil as an object seems to go unnoticed if utilized only for their primary purpose. Amalgamated is a visual and tactile investigation by using pencils as a raw material. This holistic principle has been the fundament for creating this set of vases; let the pencils become a thing themselves.
“Pencils are utilized when giving form to our thoughts, illustrating our wishes and ideas. They are inseparably fused with craft and arts, representing diverse relationships between artist and their creations. Pencils are extensions of our minds which enable us to transmit information through different mediums and time, collecting knowledge and creating it,” says Markunpoika. The vases are created by individually gluing one facet of a pencil to another, taking benefit of their hexagonal shape forming a network of pencils. The block of pencils is machined with a lathe and turned into the final shape. The flow of each shape unveils a different pattern of the inner structure revealing the beauty of the pencil. The vases are a limited edition and come in three different shapes: 30 cm and 45 cm tall with different color options.