This is a set of natural sponges cast in earthen ware and stone ware slip by a guy named Glythe. The forms are quite organic and their porous nature and cavities inviting ;however, they pushed me to ask myself if they were even designed. If all the work is just an imitation of nature can it really be considered design? I came across this quote by the sculptor Constantine Brancusi which gave me insight about how I felt.
"What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface."