FISCHLI & WEISS - The Sausage Photographs -1993
I really love the above image for its humorous qualities, creating a simple food such a sausages in a model one gives each one a personality and allows the viewer to connect with them. A sausage is a food that has sexual connotations so I like how this work subtly nods to that. turning food into a body humanizes them and shows that many things can be created as a body. it also reminds us of the truth of where a sausage comes from, that it did in fact come from a living body who probably had a personality too. THE SAD EXPRESSION OF THE SAUSAGES ADDS TO THIS, PERHAPS ALLUDING TO THE SAD LIVES OF THE PIGS WHO ARE GOING TO BE EATEN. THE WORK FROM THE COLLECTION 'AT THE CARPET SHOP' , ALTHOUGH CREATED A WHILE BEFORE THE SAUSAGES SEEMS TO FIT WITH THEM AND TELL A STORY. IN 'AT THE CARPET SHOP' MEAT IS PRESENTED IN A VERY LIFELESS WAY AS IT IS SIMPLY SHOWN AS MEAT WHEREAS LATER IN THE WORK THE MEAT IS SHOWN TO HAVE A PERSONALITY, PERHAPS SUGGESTING A CHANGING VIEW FROM THE ARTISTS TOWARDS MEAT AND THE EXPLOITATION OF ANIMAL BODIES...
DANIEL EATOCK - WATERMELON & SWIMMING CAP - 2011
ANDREAS GURSKY - Chicago - Board of trade 11 - 1999
MAURIZIO CATTELAN - Not afraid of love - 2002
the word obscure is so relevant as it concerns so many things, deliberate obstructions but also sometimes more interestingly accidental obstructions. the image by maurizio cattelan is effective as it obscures the elephant only leaving the essential parts of it on view such as the feet and trunk, these are crucial to identifying the elephant. I as it hides the elephant without taking away from what it is.
MY PHOTOGRAPHS - MALLORCA
CHEESE AT THE MARKET
IDEAS SHEET - BODY & ASSEMBLE
REBECCA SKELTON - Assemblage
FISCHLI & WEISS - At the carpet shop - 1979
DANIEL EATOCK - MEGAPHONE & TRAFFIC CONE
PAUL MCCARTHY - Hand palm down - 1991
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
MANNEQUIN IN A SHOP
VEGETABLES AT THE MARKET
CECILIE ELISABETH RUDOLPH - Velbekomme
TOOLS AT ARCHWAY
THE FLOOR AT ARCHWAY
PHILLIP GUSTON - Painter forms no.2 - 1978
PHILLIP GUSTON - Painter in bed - 1973
PAUL MCCARTHY - Tomato head (Green) - 1994
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
The simple spin on a classic shoe is genius, the boot is transformed by a simple change in design. It resembles the toe of a camel giving the boots animal qualities, combining aspects of human design with natural animal forms creates a more exciting outcome that exceeds that normal boot.