Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teddy Bears (Insideout)

By Kent Rogowski

See the entire colection here.

From the site:

Bears, is a series of portraits of the most unusual sort: ordinary teddy bears that have been turned inside out and restuffed. Each animal's appearance is determined by the necessities of the manufacturing process. Simple patterns and devices never meant to be seen are now prominent physical characteristics, giving each one a distinctly quirky personality: their fasteners become eyes, their seams become scars, and their stuffing creeps out in the most unexpected places. Together these images form a topology of strange yet oddly familiar creatures. They are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable, while offering a metaphor for us all to consider. These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all. It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own.

1 comment:

king friday said...

I never thought I'd see that picture again. The first photo is what Cornflake S. Pecially looked like when we first met. He was sleeping in the dumpster behind the castle and was strung out of meth. I would have had him toted away to jail, but Saturday took pity on him. She single handedly nursed him back to health and I am so glad he did. He makes the best rocking chair in all of Make Believe. You've come a long way Corny.