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domingo, 19 de enero de 2014

Azucareros y hormigas. Diseño ornamental y trampantojos entomológicos de Evelyn Bracklow.


Evelyn Bracklow ha encontrado el modo perfecto de llamar la atención del la voz del animal invisible, puesto que sus obras pertenecen al ámbito del simulacro y constituyen curiosos trampantojos zoológicos llevados al mundo del arte ornamental aplicado a objetos simultáneamente artísticos y prácticos, como estas vajillas de porcelana esmaltadas con motivos entomológicos, concretamente hormigas, que nos recuerdan su natural y frecuente presencia en estos útiles asociados al alimento, al ansiado azúcar al que acuden como índice natural de su presencia.






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Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand-Painted Ants

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics
While the standard response to insects crawling across your food or dinner plate is usually nothing less than repulsion, that didn’t stop German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie from creating these one-of-a-kind vintage porcelain dishes covered in hordes of hand-painted ants. Bracklow says of the pieces:
The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate—by then wandered by ants—fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve this image. Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail.
It’s not hard to see that each piece is incredibly detailed and well-executed, making it strangely beautiful despite what it portrays. This balance of superb execution versus creepy subject matter may be the reason she’s had no problem selling the objects over on Etsy, where a number of them are currently available. (via Whimsebox)