Jaydan Moore


3rd Place recipient

I am motivated by how an object moves through the world. Changing in meaning as it is passed down, and how it is revered as its significance grows. Witnessing these wares in, antique shops, and junkyards I imagine how their previous owners may have affected these objects.

As these possessions become more and more mass-produced, our ability to add relevancy and meaning in this way separates each object from one another. Metal withstands its daily use, revealing evidence of wear by the dings, scratches, and patination that can be read on its surface. I see this accumulated layering of worth as far more precious than the most valuable of materials. Once a metal object has run its course it can be scrapped, melted, and recast, ready to be made into a new object. I believe the past still lives within the new object.

By deconstructing and reassembling found silver-plated tableware I commemorate the individual’s ability to contextualize their valuables and memories. Fabricating new forms out of many fragments from stylistically and historically related objects, I create new images of what objects mean to our society, one that considers all memories of use.

  • Platter/Chatter

    Platter/Chatter 55" x 63" x 2" 2018

    Made from Found Silver-plated Platters. Currently on Display at the Museum of Art and Design for the Burke Prize Exhibition.

  • Platter/Scatter

    Platter/Scatter 255" x 102" x 3" 2019

    Made from Found Silver-plated Platters

  • Platter/Gather

    Platter/Gather 72" x 96" x 3" 2016

    Made from Found Silver-plated Platters

  • Platter/Rather

    Platter/Rather 45" x 76" x 2" 2016

    Made From Found Silver-plated Platters. In the Collection of The Carnegie Museum of Art.

  • Platter/Tatter

    Platter/Tatter 59" x 57" x 3" 2015

    Made from Silver-plated Platters

  • Etcetra

    Etcetra 34" x 20" x 4"

    Made from Silver-plated Platters

  • Specimen #4

    Specimen #4 24" x 36" x 3" 2014

    Made from Silver-plated Platters

  • Specimen #15

    Specimen #15 34" x 34" x 3" 2015

    Made from Silver-plated Platters

  • Traces

    Traces 24" x 24" x 5" 2014

    Made from Silver-plated Platters.

  • Specimen #19

    Specimen #19 32" x 20" x 3" 2015

    Made from Silver-plated Platters.