Frying-Pan Planets? Dirty-Dish Art Photography
Article by Steph, filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category.

Have you ever looked at a scratched, worn-down frying pan and thought, ‘hey, that looks like a planet’? Artist Christopher Jonassen did, and the photos that he has taken are surprisingly celestial.


In a series called ‘Devour’, the Norway-based photographer gives these everyday domestic tools, which are not exactly known for beauty or glamour, an air of mystery. They do look surprisingly otherworldly, the scratches from utensils and too-tough cleaning methods translating into the texture that we see on images of planets taken from satellites.


The only commentary Jonassen includes with the series is a quote from French writer Jean-Paul Sartre: “To eat is to appropriate by destruction.” See more of Jonassen’s work at ChristopherJonassen.com.

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