When I first laid eyes on this collection of re-made cameras from English artist Jennifer Collier, I had to look away. They were simply too beautiful. It was like staring into the sun. I've gone back to her site for moments at a time, the pang of not possessing them has lessened, but the love of these objects hasn't. Maybe it's my history with the camera, being a photographer and all. Maybe it's my fascination of maps, or the core idea behind these sublime creations. I wager it's a collection of all these feelings, but what I know for sure, is that I'll never be the same knowing they exist.
I know that sounds melodramatic, but I can assure you I don't get this worked up about just anything. I abhor landfill consumerism, wanton waste, or any other sentiment that allows us as a society to cast aside objects when their apparent usefulness is exhausted. These cameras, and the other objects of household origin Jennifer re-makes, will never reach an expiration date, beauty doesn't expire.
To hold one in your hands [pure hypothesis by the way] and to pour over the details of both the object and that which makes it, must be akin to holding a long lost text with mystery after mystery being revealed, as quickly as new ones are presented. Where, how, what, why did the fates choose her to create these wonderful things? I am at once awed and jealous, but also thrilled and eternally grateful that something inside Jennifer demanded these exist.
Please visit her site and discover the beauty for yourself, HERE.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 12:19pmIf you have not heard the heavyhearted news, the art community recently lost an amazing member. The lovely Los Angeles painter, T.S.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:10amLondon-based designer Fabrice Le Nézet has created this groovy-cute animation as an homage to the humble pump.
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:25pmThere is no doubt that Fang Ling Lee is what you would call an "erotic" artist.