Do you remember that awesome series of photos we recently posted of Nina Katchadourian posing in airplane bathrooms using tissue paper to create hilarious self-portrait photos in the style of Flemish Renaissance paintings?
Well here’s another awesome photography project that has a similar, if less spontaneous, feel. Instead of airplane paper towels, this particular artist, Suzanne Jongmans, uses discarded packing and insulation materials to create the impressive and beautiful illusion of centuries old portraiture:
“Referring to both vulnerability and impermanence, Suzanne Jongmans investigates the texture and feel of both the present and past. Since 2007 she has been working on the series ‘foam sculptures’: caps and collars, inspired by 16th and 17th century Flemish and Dutch “Golden Age” paintings, made from materials currently used for packaging and insulation (cheap material which is often discarded after use). By using these materials Jongmans makes a reference to consumerism and the rapid circulation of materials. Jongman transforms old costumes into new plastics and old masters into new photographic works. By using time foreign materials, plastics and techno’s, she is creating a time crux, a tension of time for all of us to enjoy.”
[via Beautiful Decay]