Today I was browsing through the pictures on my boyfriends macbook. And I found this amazing pictures he made. I was like wooh what cool photo's, did you made those?? And he was very mellow about it, but I thought they were totally amazing so that's why the deserved this spot on my blog. To see more of his work visit his blog here or check out our CM Collaborations on my website here.
The "Pink Projectts" are an exploration of the color pink, a culturally loaded color that has been projected onto girls and women. The "Pink Projects" are made up of thousands of inexpensive product that are either produced or packaged in the color pink. These pink plastic objects --Fake nails, tampon applicators, hair clips, makeup, cleaning products, mirrors, baby pacifiers -- seem to be trying to imitate and perfect the body, perfect nature.
In these installations, the discarded items assume new value and meaning, showing the marketing of femininity and how our culture infantalizes women.
"Lawn" is made up found green plastic objects laid out in patches of greens resembling a suburban lawn. Green is a color that represents nature. It is interesting to see what is mass produced in green plastic and how, once again, color is used as a marketing tool. Almost anything you can imagine that has a relationship to nature, good or bad, can probably be found in green plastic: fly swatters, a turtle shaped sandbox/pool, real and toy Army junk, yard tolls and furniture, Astroturf, weed killer, dinosaurs and monsters, bug spray, plastic plants, etc. We think of the lawn as a natural phenomenon, but really, it is a man-made thing. It is said that the lawn is the biggest agricultural crop in the country. "Lawn" pushes that artificiality to an extreme, finding the horrible beauty in formal squares of discarded trash, each object carrying the weight of its individual meaning, as crucial and profuse as a blade of grass.