05 December 2007

And on the opposite end of the art scale...

Simone Racheli makes chairs, bicycle frames and other objects look like they were made from meat. Eww.

At least they only look like meat... unlike Jana Sterback's famously disturbing "Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorexic" (1987) which one viewer noted was made from 60 lbs. of meat "fresh enough to stain the hardwood gallery floor."

Sterback drew her title, and perhaps quite a bit of inspiration, from Dutch painters' vanitas paintings -- still life paintings of rotting fruit and meat. Mmm. Good times.

1 comment:

pastilla said...

The bumper sticker, "If God wanted us to be vegetarian why did he make animals out of meat?" comes to mind.