Photographs of Wild Animals Roaming the Aisles of Grocery Stores by agan harahap
Photographer and master Photoshopper Agan Harahap aka TOYIB has an interesting new project called Garden Fresh. Each of the ‘shopped photographs shows wild creatures exploring the inside of a grocery store.
"Garden Fresh series investigates the shifting boundaries between humans and animals in today’s environment and the complex relationship between art and nature. It is like a fable about a journey undertaken by the animals when they venture into our daily lives. The animals are confronted by a new reality that is in conﬂict with their natural habits and habitats.
At the same time, when we see these ‘zoo-trapped’ animals in supermarkets, their most outstanding characteristics are isolated as their ‘only’ characteristics. The animals are stripped of their own identities and are used as empty vessels to be ﬁlled with the human drama of parody, satire and allegory. We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us.”
THRILLS xDan Elborne“Skull & Bullets”Byron Bay store THRILLS has teamed up with Australian artist and ceramicist Dan Elborne on a porcelain series titled “Skull & Bullets.” Crafted from slip cast porcelain, each skull and set of .303 bullets are glazed and decorated with floral scorpion artwork – a continuation of the artist’s existing series Human Condition. The artwork juxtaposes motifs of the horrors of war with the aesthetic beauty of porcelain, further reflecting this theme by the scorpion lurking within the floral artwork. The skulls are limited to four pieces and the bullet sets to five. You can purchase items from the “Skull & Bullets” series direct from THRILLS.