Thursday 5 July 2007

"Am I not a teddy bear?"

This is a teddy bear that has been gutted and inverted for an exhibition entitled Kent Rogowski: Bears. Why would one willfully disfigure such an emblem of childhood innocence? Artist Kent Rogowski had this to say:

"Teddy bears are designed to be innocuous and non-threatening creatures. Inside-out the bears are still sometimes recognizable but are now much more complicated and contradictory. The seams of the bear now look like scars, and some bears lose their limbs and other appendages depending on how they were constructed. When you look at the inside-out bears they appear to have a history or a past. They no longer offer comfort but instead seem to want our empathy."

Iconoclastic brilliance.

I want one.

Via Boing Boing.

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