Honey, an army of ants is coming to have tea!
The German artist Evelyn Bracklow has drawn creativity. Her images of ants on porcelain tableware have become world-famous and sell for as little as 135 euros each.
Bracklow gets the dishes from the flea market and paints tiny ants over them. The idea sounds extremely disgusting, but it creates a completely different reaction, is new and original.
The end result is gorgeous because the ants look very much alive because of the artist’s detailed painting work. Not only do they move around the edge of the cups and saucers, but they run at full speed! So you place the piece of cake on the ant army and hope that it won’t be eaten away.
Do we want to talk about the clear contrast? What do you associate the magnificent, white porcelain tableware with? With a visit to grandma, with your best friend’s wedding or the brochures from Villeroy & Boch? Ie solemn occasions, tea drinking in the English provinces. Yes, but now the ants are conquering these events and creating a jumble of feelings: from enthusiasm to aversion to disgust. Yes, but the artist has received great applause for her eccentricity and ingenuity.
Don’t you want to just stick your hand out and convince yourself that the ants are not real? The crawling insects look suspiciously determined.
Would you offer your guests coffee in such a coffee set?
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