Monday, October 22, 2012
Apex Predator : Snappy Dresser
Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young are UK artists who work under the name Fantich and Young . They enjoy creating unusual works of art. Apex Predator is a pair of size 15 black leather brogues from Savile Row by Barker which has been given a makeover. The sole of the brogues has been replaced with 1,050 teeth. All of the pearly whites come from plastic dentures with a few gold caps sprinkled in to add a touch of flash. The inspiration for the snappy dressed footwear came from subverting Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection with supernatural elements of pagan rites and ceremonial rituals to pruduce Darwinian Voodoo. The combination of nature and super-nature is a common theme ion their works. The shoes were chosen for their style and size and the Fine Art sculpture was created in response to 2008 financial crisis. They represent shoes for predators at the top of the food chain with no predators of their own. Apex predator are part of the “Apex Predator Suit” (2011) which contains exhibits made with human hair, glass eyeballs and fake teeth.