Everyday Items as Art: Bent Objects by Terry Border [Gallery]

These funny pictures are the latest creations from Terry Border, a unique artist who enjoys nothing more than putting everyday objects in extraordinary situations.

  • Pick Him. Photo: Terry BorderPick Him. Photo: Terry Border
  • Practical Yolker. Photo: Terry BorderPractical Yolker. Photo: Terry Border
  • Chained to the Desk. Photo: Terry BorderChained to the Desk. Photo: Terry Border
  • Rejection. Photo: Terry BorderRejection. Photo: Terry Border
  • Waiting for the Train. Photo: Terry BorderWaiting for the Train. Photo: Terry Border
  • Cookie Crumbs. Photo: Terry BorderCookie Crumbs. Photo: Terry Border
  • Jump! Photo: Terry BorderJump! Photo: Terry Border
  • Crime Scene. Photo: Terry BorderCrime Scene. Photo: Terry Border
  • Boxing bananas in the ring: Bruised. Photo: Terry BorderBoxing bananas in the ring: Bruised. Photo: Terry Border
  • Missing. Photo: Terry BorderMissing. Photo: Terry Border
  • Fast food meets Statue of Liberty: The American Way. Photo: Terry BorderFast food meets Statue of Liberty: The American Way. Photo: Terry Border
  • Ice Cube Dreams. Photo: Terry BorderIce Cube Dreams. Photo: Terry Border

45-year-old Terry Border from Greenwood, Indianapolis, USA, takes objects from everyday life and turns them into art. From lemons to peanuts to Oreos and kiwis, he finds their secret lives and displays them for the world to see (he even published a book about it).

These hilarious pictures above are the latest creations from a unique artist who enjoys nothing more than putting everyday objects in extraordinary situations. Terry says his extraordinary talent came naturally and he had always seen objects differently.

“I used to make larger pieces, more abstract ones but I discovered that wasn’t my strength,” he said. “I started working smaller with wire and then I started incorporating objects to make things more interesting and using my humour, which I’m the first to admit is rather twisted.”

“I always knew that my weird point of view was my gift or perhaps curse, so I’m glad I finally found a use for it. As far as getting ideas, I simply try to amuse myself. I look at objects and wonder what they remind me of and then I create a sort of story about that. I have a good sense of humour. I like to laugh but I can’t tell a joke to save my life.”

What we love most about his work, though, is that it can be enjoyed by everyone. Young or old, we can all get a good chuckle out of his hilarious, bent objects. You can check more of his works on his personal blog. [Terry Border Blog via The Telegraph (UK) and The Huffington Post]

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