Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the techniques and scope of work differ, but one thing they all have in common is their clever use of space.
Artist Terry Border is one of those people who has a secret gift. He can take boring, everyday objects and make them come alive! In fact, his art can be appreciated for the clever thought behind it.
What I love most about his work, though, is that it can be enjoyed by everyone. Young or old, we can all get a good chuckle out of his hilarious, bent objects.
Today, I asked Terry where he gets his ideas. Here was his reply:
“Basically, I get ideas for photographs when everyday objects remind me of something else. Then I try to think about how I can show others the connection I made. The next step – I try really hard to take it one step further – add humor, emotion of some kind, maybe an ‘aha’ moment. For example, with Mail Order Bride, I came up with the characters, but the little chair against the door really makes that shot for most people.
“Then again, sometimes an idea just pops into my head. That makes me happy.”
Kiwi Getting Ready for the Beach
Irony in Pill Form
A Side of Baby Carrots
Star of the Show
A Horrific Yarn
Appetite for Destruction
Paper Training Our Little Dog, Frank
It’s a Dirty Job, But…
Zombies are Nuts About Brains
Fruit With Life Experience
Behind the Scenes
“You know those things about yourself that you’re self conscious of? Those quirks that you’re trying to hide? Those are not your weaknesses, those are your strengths.” – Terry Border
Other Things That Come Alive!:
If Graffiti Came Alive – Saint Pauli
Skeletons Come to Life! – Sal Hernndez (10 photos)
Mysterious Little People Hard at Work and at Play (15 Total)
The Secret Life of Wooden Toys! (15 Total)