Cactus Man Vessel
DRx, Neighborhood SRL & CRamics
Avant Arte presents a multimode collaboration between DRx (category-defying creative and ‘fortune telling’ collector, Darren Romanelli), SRL (Specimen Research Laboratory, an offshoot of trailblazing streetwear brand Neighborhood) and CRamics (graphic designer turned ceramicist, Candice Romanelli).Comprising a vinyl figure complete with removable mask, hands and apron, a limited edition Neighborhood SRL T-shirt and a slab-made, fired stoneware vessel by CRamics, the collaboration connects eclectic subcultural references with a profound appreciation for collecting, cactus cultivation and botany at large. True to Romanelli’s reputation as a multi-hyphenate practitioner, the 3 artefacts deftly entwine tenets of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture – questioning how said categories have been and might be defined to begin with. Read an interview with Darren and Neighborhood founder Shinsuke Takizawa to find out more.Please note that dimensions listed below reference the vinyl figure.