Salvador Dalí would’ve loved these dishes. German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie uses beautiful pieces of vintage porcelain as her canvas for one-of-a-kind works of art that are as likely to delight as they are to repulse. With a skilled and delicate hand, Evelyn paints swarms of tiny ants crawling all over the otherwise pristine plates, cups, and containers.
"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."
Some of these pieces are currently available for purchase via the La Philie Etsy shop.
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