17 NOVEMBER, 2011
By: Maria Popova
Spooning spoons, boogieing sushi, and what bent wire has to do with the mechanism of love.
Remember artist Terry Border of Bent Objects fame, who explores the secret life of everyday objects in playful vignettes using simple bent wire? Border is back with Bent Object of My Affection: The Twists and Turns of Love — a charming collection of new 60 bent-wire vignettes, photographed by in which household objects explore the romantic and the risqué. Sweet and kooky, Border’s images are also a light-hearted metaphor for love itself, wherein the ordinary becomes extraordinary. And though Border’s overly punny captions fall flat for me, the images themselves exude enough delight to make it all a treat.
Love is Free - You make my world go round
I Like it When We Spoon - We fit so well together
Love is Sticky - French kissing
Undercover - I love your appeal
Falling - I'll hold on, no matter what
Marilyn Merinque - You're the wind beneath my wings, and the breeze beneath my skirt
King Leer - I only have dies for you
A Toast To Us!
Film Strip - I think this could develop into something
We Make a Perfect Pair - Straight from the garden of Eden
Magnetic Personality - I can't help this attraction
Misfortune Cookie - I'd never get over you
Shrunken and Wrinkled - Let's grow old together
HT @matthiasrascher; images courtesy of Terry Border / Rex Features via The Telegraph