By injecting surreal distortions into ordinary tableware, British silversmith David Clarke has rendered them artfully futile, giving rise to his aptly named “Unusable Tableware” series.
This spoon, for instance, has ceased to be a flatware. It won’t hold a morsel of food. Its deep concavity has turned it into a hollowware. Yet, one can’t use it as a bowl either.
It creates the odd effect, or what I imagine to be the effect, of it being sucked through the event horizon of a black hole.