If you happen to be in New York this August, then head over to the Booth Gallery for an unsettling, yet wonderful exhibition of creepy crockery sculptures by Israeli artist Ronit Baranga. With plates and dishes incorporating facial features and tea pots, cups and saucers that have hands growing out of them, you could almost imagine your dinner crawling across the dining table to speak to you.
Speaking of the unusual tableware, Ronit said: "The blurred border between the living and the still in these works is intriguing. 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. This is how I prefer to think about my plates and cups. Metaphorically, of course. What about you...?"
Discover more at www.ronitbaranga.com.