What do you do when you’ve got a TIG welder, a metal shear, and a bunch of aluminum plate. You could either build a very unsafe tank or you could make yourself a friend. Thankfully for the safety of the world, this is the latter.
As an amalgamation of the natural and the industrial artist Ben Foster creates life-size recreations of animals in geometric form. Photographed against the backdrop of his native New Zealand the aluminum pieces stand in stark contrast to their new surroundings.
It’s like looking at one of those early Pixar animation shorts where the rendering was stopped after two passes and sometimes the characters bones stick through the skin and their limbs don’t attach quite right. But less horrifying. I wouldn’t mind one of these animals standing century in my front yard. If only to protect the house from the roving bands of feral cats.
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