7 Vases by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez
Updated: Dec 3, 2019
Enamelled ceramic vase made of 7 vases.Allpa, Qucha and Pacha are based on the same concept. They each have an identical large central receptacle. The distinctiveness of each vase comes from the way the smaller receptacles are repeated and fit onto the main central one. The combinatory principle is common to the three vases. It is the way in which the smaller containers are positioned and fit into the hollow of the bigger central part which distinguishes each vase and creates its character.
Each model is like a bouquet of flowers. Seven connected vases are shaped into a “vase bouquet” that is ready to hold a unique and extravagant flower composition. The names Allpa, Qucha, and Pacha come from Inca mythology. They are the names of three goddesses: the goddess of fertility, with multiple breasts; the goddess of sowing and reaping; and the sea goddess, known as the “Mother of the sea”.