The German artist Evelyn Bracklow drew creativity. Their illustrations of ants on porcelain dishes have become world famous and are already selling at 135 euros each.
From the flea market Bracklow procures the dishes and paints tiny ants. The idea sounds extremely disgusting, but produces a completely different reaction, is new and original.
The end result is gorgeous, because the ants look very lively because of the artist’s detailed painting work. Not only suggestive on the edge of the cups and saucers they move, but they are running at full speed! Thus, you place the piece of cake on the ant army and hope that it will not be eaten away.
Do we want to talk about the clear contrast? What do you associate with the gorgeous white porcelain dishes? With a visit to grandma, with the wedding of your best friend or the brochures of Villeroy & Boch? That solemn occasions, tea drinking in the English province. Yes, but now the ants are conquering these events and creating a jumble of emotions: from excitement to dislike to disgust. Yes, but at the same time the artist receives great acclaim for their eccentricity and ingenuity.
Do not you just want to stick your hand out and make sure the ants are not real? The crawling insects look suspiciously purposeful.
Would you offer your guests coffee in such a coffee set?