The Gate (2020) is Makumbe's second born. They’re a threshold, a portal even, both literally and metaphorically inspired by threshold concepts. They also exist both Materially/physically and digitally. A threshold concept can be considered to be like a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the individual cannot progress.
Medium: Silver-glazed ceramic sculpture, 3D model (Variable)
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