Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered With Creepy Ants
It may be one of the most disgusting mode of life experiences to have when your crockery is crowded with hordes of ants. However, sales of these particular porcelain dishes decorated with insects showed absolutely opposite results despite their high price. So where is that limit between beauty and aversion?
Here’s what German artist Evelyn Bracklow can say of his vintage artworks:
“The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate—by then wandered by ants—fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve this image. Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail.”
Well, it is ok as long as those ants aren’t certain! However, it becomes obvious that word beauty is a very undefinite term. Sometimes the ugliest or the weirdest creations have something charming in it. It’s just not that easy to spot and appreciate those little details. That’s what makes these elegant dishes so special.
All credits go to Evelyn Bracklow (via thisiscolossal)