Ants on your dishes. We guess it’s better than ants in your pants? German artist Evelyn Bracklow merges the elegant with the repulsive in her series of ant-covered dinnerware.
According to her bio, Bracklow “alienates” objects with hand-painted hyperrealistic ants to bring to light the relationship between humans and nature. A beautiful piece of china – a plate, a teapot, a sugar bowl – crawling with ants probably makes your own skin crawl. According to Bracklow, in addition to provoking your gag reflex, it also forces you to think about “values, appreciation and impermanence”. The idea that luxuries and comforts we might take for granted can become perverted, be destroyed, or simply be overtaken by nature, and returned to their original state, at any moment.
Bracklow sells her ant-infested dinnerware and on her Etsy store. Check it out, but keep in mind that they are quite expensive.