Reality may bite, but that bite may not be as big as you expected. We are constantly bombarded by television ads for fast food chains that leave us with mouths watering and eyes wide. The promise of hot, tasty food in large quantities is a hard temptation to turn down. Sadly, the truth behind that delicious image usually doesn’t live up to the hype.
Talk about major creepiness – Israeli artist Ronit Baranga is gaining a name for herself by creating some truly bizarre tableware (such as plates and cups with fingers and mouths). While this disturbing dinnerware may cause some people to lose their appetites, the artist herself says that she wants people to feel something when we see her art work. She doesn’t care what we feel, just that we feel anything.
An Interview with the Artist Himself
I’ve looked at your website, and at your little corner of Gawker. Your chalk art fascinates me. You use a temporary medium to capture a temporary state – the shadows that fall in the evening and at night. What made you think of starting this project, and what was the first thing you decided to capture that way?
Most people associate world globes with geography classes or boring teachers’ offices. We have pop culture to thank for that. In 80′s and 90′s TV shows, globes could be found lurking in the corners of many a fictitious teacher’s office–far more than actually existed in reality. But globes are no longer as boring as they used to be thanks to artist Wendy Gold. Wendy runs a company called ImagineNationsTM where she makes vintage globes of all varieties.
At first glance, you probably can’t figure out what these insect and animal sculptures are made of. Believe it or not, they’re constructed out of things you can probably find at your neighborhood flea market.