Bent Objects

Bent Objects by Terry Border

I might never look at paperclips the same way again. Take a bit of wire and ordinary, everyday items and the possibilities are endless, particularly if you are Terry Border of Bent Objects.

Border, an artist from Indiana in the US, transforms everyday objects and wire into little sculptures (Bent Objects) depicting all sorts of scenes. There’s a strong emphasis on food, particularly cheese puffs and pickles, and although said cheese puffs and pickles have no faces, somehow you know exactly how they are feeling.

Lots are very funny – such as the Weeties discovering a soggy pal – and others are a little sad, providing odd glimpses into the daily grind, such as the empty toilet roll clutching a briefcase.

If you like Border’s work, check out his book, Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things, available at Book Depository for $16.76 with free shipping to Australia.

In some ways the Bent Objects remind me of the Little People that we reviewed here.

(via One Cool Thing a Day)

Bent Objects by Terry Border

Bent Objects by Terry Border

Bent Objects by Terry Border

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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