Freaksware: Circus Freak Inspired Porcelain (5 Pics)

One thing's for sure...this ain't your mother's Lladros. Katherine Morley's Freaksware glazed slip cast porcelain are modeled after sideshow "freaks" of the circus. The Fat Lady, the Siamese Twins and the Contortionists are all beautiful but in a different sort of way. The pieces ask you to question..what is normal? What is beautiful?

Katherine also asks you to explore feelings of nostalgia and horror. As she states, "the human oddities have an especially gruesome history that is condemned today, yet capitalism and pop culture still thrive on society’s obsession with normality (or normality’s counterpoint). Have we really evolved?"

{Via Moco Loco}
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Comment by Ashley on February 25, 2009 at 6:18am
awesome! thanks for sharing!
Comment by E on February 24, 2009 at 12:04am
AHHHHHH! The SHINNING TWINS!
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