What Is an Artefact?

What Is an Artefact?

What is it that makes an Artefact? Is it the time period that an object was created? Is it the method of making an object? Can an object only be considered an artefact after it is broken? These are the questions I wanted ask with this piece.

For the second project of my BTEC year, my Fine Art group were given the project title Artefacts, what I wanted to explore was at what point does an object become an artefact and I decided to ask this through my final piece. I painted two large terracotta pots with images of gods from four mythologies in an art-nouveau, Mucha-style and broke one, leaving the other whole, mounting the pair together on a sand coated wood board.

This is the broken pot, I hope to post the full piece over the next few weeks.

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