Tea, anyone? Israeli sculptor Ronit Baranga's unique work melds body parts with tableware: fingers poke through a plate, a disembodied mouth awaits at the bottom of a cup. The effect is both delicate and gruesome.
Writing on Bored Panda, the artist explains:
The blurred border between the living and the still in these works is intriguing. It is fascinating. It is daunting. It makes you think.
In this combination of the "still" and the "alive" joined as one, I try to change the way in which we observe useful tableware. The useful, passive, tableware can now be perceived as an active object, aware of itself and its surroundings – responding to it. It does not allow to be taken for granted, to be used. It decides on its own how to behave in the situation.