Born in 1963 in Liverpool, England, Carl Warner attended the Maidstone College of Art originally for illustration, but soon discovered his true passion was photography. He then transferred to the London College of Printing to focus on photography, film and television.
Carl started out in landscape and still photography, eventually working many years in the advertising industry. Seeking new inspiration and direction, he happened upon a market with Portobello mushrooms that reminded him of trees from an alien world. This would become his first foodscape and the start of a new and exciting direction in his career.
Warner’s foodscapes have garnered international media attention and led to books, interviews and merchandising. The success has allowed Warner to pursue artistic and personal projects like the bodyscape series below.
Rather than food, Warner uses the human form to create fantasy landscapes. Chests, knees, shins and backs form the rolling…
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What a curious and powerful psychological effect it resonates. i never owned a rubber ducky my whole life and i still find this absolutely amusing. it automatically brings a smile to your face. such a simple movement, such a strong response.
Florentijn Hofman is a Dutch artist based out of Rotterdam. He’s internationally renowned for his large-scale sculptures which often originate from recognizable, everyday objects. In his ongoing Rubber Duck series, Florentijn takes the iconic rubber duck (that children around the world can identify), and takes it to a massive scale. The biggest one so far was spotted in St-Nazaire, France at a towering 26 meters (105 ft).
In Hofman’s own words:
The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!
How can a giant inflatable rubber duck not brighten one’s day? It’s big, happy and awesome. Check out the travels of Hofman’s giant inflatable rubber duck below…
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Breathtaking. I’d love to experience this one day.