Terry Border Makes Everyday Objects Come Alive (18 pics)

Mail-Order Bride

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."


Cereal Killer


Kiwi Getting Ready for the Beach


Irony in Pill Form


A Side of Baby Carrots


Star of the Show


Stud Muffin


Honeymoon Sweet


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


Halloween Candy


Exposure


Behind the Scenes


Missing

"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

Terry Border

Other Things That Come Alive!:
If Graffiti Came Alive - Saint Pauli
Skeletons Come to Life! - Saúl Hernández (10 photos)
Mysterious Little People Hard at Work and at Play (15 Total)
The Secret Life of Wooden Toys! (15 Total)

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Tags: Alive, Border, Brings, Everyday, Objects, Terry, art, artist

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Comment by Ian Moran on April 14, 2011 at 8:20am
These are awesome and inspiring, ace work
Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 23, 2011 at 11:36am
@Sean-thanks for sharing! I see the similarities!
Comment by sean francis on February 22, 2011 at 6:02pm
i really dig these, especially the peanuts. they remind me a lot of greg brown's work -- i used to have his prints in our kitchen when i was growing up: http://www.postershop.com/Brown-Greg-p.html
Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 21, 2011 at 11:39am
I really do enjoy these! :D I just love the creativity and imagination used in each one!
Comment by Gretchen Newman on September 21, 2010 at 7:44am
Wicked!!
Comment by BarbaraViuu on June 30, 2010 at 3:06am
I didn't know Terry Border and thanks to you I have discovered a great artist. He 's got a funny and sharp spirit !
Comment by Madlyn Creekmore on March 31, 2010 at 12:31pm
What a great imagination you have! Love it!
Comment by tanvi mittal on January 23, 2010 at 3:47am
very good work
Comment by deadcheese neal on December 26, 2009 at 9:23am
haha
Comment by justagirlsd on December 1, 2009 at 1:05pm
Very Clever!
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