Limited (2003)

Of all the limited editions I made, the early work Limited –a series of 22 ceramic vases – is the ultimate one. Ceramics are traditionally cast in plaster molds, which are usually used about 60 times before erosion starts to set in. The acid in the clay slowly breaks down the chalk of the plaster, layer by layer each time a reproduction is made – a mass product with a limit in the production process itself. The vases will bloom, wither and die like the flowers they will contain. They were part of a larger research on the limitedness of products, like a computer game that would destroy your computer after you lost a game, a record that could only be played once, and an analog clock that visualizes mortality by going round once in the average lifetime.

(photocredit: JL, CAB Burgos)