British designer Liam Hopkins of contemporary creative studio Lazerian has been commissioned to create a series of ping pong sculptures to reflect and symbolise Ping Pong and the world we currently live in. The collection consisted of a cctv camera, a hammer, a hand, a teapot and pill.
The cctv camera symbolizes the intensity of a game of ping pong from spectators. It also represents the fact that we are always being watched by cctv cameras from somewhere without us even knowing.
The pill is a symbol of the games addictive nature of ping pong and in addition how much people rely on drugs for health and social situations.
The hand symbolises the human interaction with the game and the fact we are all loosing sight to the handcraft of items with moving into a digital age.
The teapot represents the social side to the sport. It was also the first 3d computer graphic item which brings us into todays 3d digital computer age.
Everyone wants to win and hammer the person at the game and also the destruction that one does to the world without much thought.
all images courtesy of LAZERIAN