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?