Haugen Sørensen Platter by Normann Copenhagen
As a young man, Haugen Sørensen worked for a time at a slaughterhouse, and it was his impressions from this place which later inspired his series ‘We Eat, They Feed’ from 2006 (Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen), consisting of ceramic platters that feature animal motifs. It is in this series that we first encounter the sheep, which now reappears in his piece for the Normann x Brask Art Collection.
Referencing the ancient Incas, who decorated their ceramics with animal figurines, Haugen Sørensen sets out to bring a bit of artistic verve back to our streamlined tableware. His platter combines use and aesthetics, uniting the dead animals we serve with the ornament of a slaughtered sheep. With this correlating still life of meat on meat, Haugen Sørensen draws our attention to the reality of what we eat. Significant in size and lifelike in its depiction of the animal, the platter attains a renaissance-like feel, while the choice of a white and slightly transparent glazing lends a poetic quality to the piece.
Jørgen Haugen Sørensen
Height: 12.5 cm / 4.9 inch
Length: 53 cm / 20.8 inch
Depth: 36 cm / 14.1 inch