New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny

Can you read my face? Artists distort faces with magazine pictures to create bizarre expressions

Artist Michael Mapes dissects photos and arranges them, pinning fragments like insects, and putting other pieces in vials.

Dissected Photographs by Michael Mapes

Artist Michael Mapes dissects photos and arranges them, pinning fragments like insects, and putting other pieces in vials. Incredible stuff, lots more below.

Head from the figure of a woman, ca. 2700–2500 b.c.; Early Cycladic I–II. Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1964 (64.246)

Head from the figure of a woman ca. Early Cycladic I–II Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture Marble This marble head was once part of a figure of the Spedos type, the largest variety of Early.

"This is the inner circle of the Paris Surrealists:(top row) Maxime Alexandre, Louis Aragon, André Breton, Luis Bunuel, Jean Caupenne; (second row) Salvador Dalì and Paul Éluard; (third row) Max Ernst and Marcel Fourrier; (forth row) Camille Goemans and René Magritte; (bottom row) Paul Nougé, Georges Sadoul, Yves Tanguy, André Thirion, Albert Valentin. ? the man in the middle."

Andre Breton: Paris Surrealists:(from top)Maxime Alexandre, Louis Aragon, André Breton, Luis Bunuel, Jean Caupenne; (second row) Salvador Dalì and Paul Éluard; (third row) Max Ernst and Marcel.

Can you read my face? Artists distort faces with magazine pictures to create…

Can you read my face? Artists distort faces with magazine pictures to create bizarre expressions

Alison Lambert - Jill George Gallery - Contemporary Art - Soho, London, England

From Jill George Gallery, Alison Lambert, Domenicus Charcoal and pastel on paper, 132 × 102 cm

Walker Evans - Untitled (Lega mask, idimu, Democratic Republic of Congo), 1935.

Get printed large for wall piece.The face of "the other" realityayslum: Walker Evans - Untitled (Lega mask, idimu, Democratic Republic of Congo), … via Art Tattler

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