Speed Create

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Speed Create

In 2010, London-based artist Dominic Wilcox completed a creative marathon.

He was approached by the Anti Design Festival (created in response to the "pretty commerciality of the London Design Festival") to participate in its Mistakes and Manifestos event series.

Wilcox's project: every day, for 30 consecutive days, he followed his instincts and made something with materials that cost him less than £10. "Complete failures are expected and embraced," he wrote at the beginning of his process.

The result was "Speed Creating," and included onion fabric, a beach ball chair, a bread lamp, and a tin foil bust (pictured above), which he describes below:

Time is so fleeting, many people want it all back again but the best we can do is try to capture moments. A bronze bust captures a person's face for eternity. I decided to use another metal to create my own bust, one that is so fragile it can be destroyed in a second. This tin foil bust is me at the age of 21 (a long while ago). (Made by forming foil into the original old plaster mold.)

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Wilcox describes himself as an "artist, designer and inventor who works within the territory of the 'everyday.'" You can see the rest of his month's projects on the Speed Creating page and more of his work on his website.

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