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Sculptor Ronit Baranga has reimagined the dining room table as a freakshow of fingers and mouths protruding from everyday tableware in the name of art. Although we may chalk this up to an artistic case of “why the hell not?”, there is actually a purpose to the weirdness. Baranga’s intention is to blur the boundaries between the “alive” and the “still” and, for some reason, change the way 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.

Indeed. So now we can all imagine dinner conversation with a plate and getting flipped off by a teacup.

Check out some additional examples after the jump.

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homer

Homer Simpson has had a lifelong love of junk food so this statue version of the character made of nothing but junk food makes perfect sense. He was built as part of a series called Fast Food Formations by Mandatory.com and he looks delicious. There is licorice, gummy bears, cotton candy, marshmallows, and of course, lots of donuts. Mmmm, donuts…

See time-lapse video of his construction after the break.

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mini drum set in beer can

(via Reddit)

warhol

Remember when we used to take Wonder Bread and smush it up into balls when we were kids?* Well, artist Milena Korolczuk has taken Wonder Bread balling to a new level by creating mini-sculptures of other artists like Marina Abramović, Andy Warhol, and Jay-Z.

More pictures after the break. Personally, I think it would be really neat to see Abramović do her “The Artist Is Present” installation with this scuplture. It’s just meta enough to work ;-)

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The size of this bottle is impressive enough, but it’s even more amazing when you realize that Danny Kissel (his Dew addicted son is pictured here) created this 38″ tall sculpture out of a block of wood with a chainsaw. Perhaps he will follow this up with a giant Xbox sculpture to complete the set.

(kissel71 via OW)

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Its unclear whether this massive Mario canned food sculpture was built with a specific purpose (besides awesomeness), but if you’re anywhere near Calgary, Canada, you can catch it in all its 3D glory at South Center Mall.

(via OW)

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Keisuke Yamada is an artist who specializes in banana art – a talent that earned him internet fame and a recent appearance on Japan’s biggest morning show.

Although it may not seem like a big deal, the process is actually pretty difficult, as rapid color and the texture changes demand quick work. The sculpture seen above took only 15 minutes to make, and the creative process was captured by IT Media for the world to see.

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You may remember this sculpture from the photo and wordplay we published back in November. Thankfully some new information, videos, and even more wordplay has surfaced to satisfy your curiosity about tuna and corn R2-D2.

The official name is “Candroid”, and it recently served as a nerd magnet at the annual San Francisco Canstruction competition before being dismantled can by can and donated to local food banks. Hit the jump to watch a time lapse of its construction, as well as a video of the completed sculpture in all of its moving, beeping glory.

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R2-D2na Can Sculpture

R2-D2 Tuna Fish

R2-D2na. Tuna. Get it?

(via Obvious Winner)

With talent and copious amounts of patience, Makaon has transformed the humble can into a variety of mind boggling nerd sculptures including Mario, Darth Vader and Batman. Hit the jump to check out additional examples.

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