Sculptures That Are a Strange Marriage Between Animals, Humans, and Anatomy
Heffalumps and Woozles
These are the works of artist Kate MacDowell, whose art draws from how humans appreciate the beauty of nature, but treat the environment badly. In a statement on her web site, she says: “In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world.” And that relationship? It’s complicated. More wacky, wonderful sculptures after the jump.
This puts a new spin on frog dissection:
Whole new meaning to “hearts intertwined”:
This is going to inspire a sequel to Watership Down, isn’t it?
A new icon for allergy season:
Be nice to the plants — you might become one.
Kate MacDowell’s sculptures prove one at least one thing: nature is beautiful, maybe the tiniest bit angry with us.