Sometimes you come across a piece of art which just captures your eye. It’s so simple, and yet, disturbing. Looking at Peter Callesen’s art makes you think. Like the paper cut out below, it’s simple enough that I might be able to reproduce it – but my thing is – how did he even think of this in the first place?!
I found him from a post on the Madeit blog, which is this fabulous Australian blog that promotes handmade goods.
You kind of have to wonder about this guy. Especially when he writes in his bio, ‘Another returning theme in my work is the reinterpretation of classical fairy tales associated with a more general interest in memory in connection to childhood. ‘
Almost every piece on his site has some type of relation to death.
Light and fluffy it isn’t. It would be great for a Day of the Dead display. And had he been Mexican then that would have explained a lot, but Peter is from Denmark, so honestly, I’m just worried about the poor man.
Regardless of his mental state, I can’t deny that he’s seriously talented. In the middle of that ‘river’ is a teeny tiny boat.
See? How cool is that!!!
Fortunately there is a silver lining in Peter’s world where butterflies realm. Of course the title for this one is ‘Butterflies trying to escape the shadow web’ – egads.
Thank goodness he keeps hanging on…
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