Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz is a Toronto-based artist who explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death. (via her About page) . Not only do I enjoy the sense of humour in her pieces – particularly her ongoing work for the Pest series, but I think it’s interesting to see the reactions to the pieces as well. I can almost imagine the artist gleefully putting together new characters in a Frankenstein sort of way!

The question then becomes (well, for me at least) would we treat these creatures any different if their heads were more like ours? Especially since these pieces are dealing with anthropomorphism on a whole different level.

What do you think?

{ Discovered via Lost at E Minor }

5 Replies to “Amy Swartz”

  1. Dasha T says:

    These are AMAZING!

  2. Mouse says:

    I’ve seen artists use butterflies, foxes, baby chicks, frogs, etc. and just don’t find the use of taxidermy in art appealing. These were living creatures once, not playthings or toys for our amusement. It’s not exactly showing respect for that life.

    1. Jen says:

      I disagree with you. I feel like using their bodies as a piece of art can be extremely respectful. It’s honoring their beauty by bringing “life” to them in another way.

  3. Robyn says:

    These are lovely. I enjoy the beauty and humor.

  4. Jen says:

    These are WAY too cool!

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