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Everyday Objects Whimsically Recreated with Unexpected Materials

Photographer and art director Vanessa McKeown reimagines everyday objects in delightfully colorful and quirky new ways. Fruits, vegetables, cakes, and candies have been constructed with unexpected materials that mimic their forms and reveal amusing surprises in every image. Balloons take on the shapes of grapes and tomatoes, while the inside of an orange is replaced with a miniature soccer ball. These clever-yet-unusual associations are a lighthearted way to show the brilliance of simplicity.

Vanessa McKeown: Website | Instagram
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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