German artist Evelyn Bracklow has an interesting take on what she considers compelling dishware: she’s created a line of porcelain dishes with dozens of carefully hand-painted ants all over them. At a glance, they look pretty real. Here’s her reasoning for it:
“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.”
Yeah… the art-speak is a little over our heads, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that her creations are quite unique and could make a cool purchase for anyone with a slightly twisted sense of aesthetic. Pieces start at around $250 on her Etsy store.
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