Kirk Lang | Neptune

Anodized aluminum, sterling silver, copper, meteorite, mokume-gane and rubber – 2001

This piece is an eating utensil, inspired by Neptune (god of the sea) and designed to resemble a jelly fish. To function, the palm of the users hand is placed on top of the blue globe. The users thumb and pointer finger then wrap around the sphere and engage the silver pads on each side. The pads connect to two long tines that operate much like a pair of chopsticks. Inside the blue sphere is a hydraulic system containing hot sauce. When the sphere is squeezed, the hot sauce is forced out and drips down the tines into the users food.