Oil pitcher and salt/ pepper container, “Chain Reaction”, sterling silver. Silversmith Ru Runeberg resides in Finland, where lockdown restrictions were more rigorous than here in Sweden. Inspired by the themes of quarantine, travel bans and immobility – he thought of the limited freedom of a caged bird and created this sculpture in sterling silver. The work is titled “Chain Reaction” and the bird is shackled to a ball and chain in the form of a Coronavirus particle. The bird actually doubles as an extravagant oil pitcher, while the ball may be used as a container for salt or pepper.
Ru Runeberg (b. 1970) lives and works in Vaasa, Finland. He holds an MFA in Metal Design from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Runeberg is represented both in private and public collections, including Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, The Craft Museum of Finland and Porvoo Museum.
PRICE: 55 000 SEK.