Inspired by the funny series of bent objects by Terry Border, Ian Thomas decided to create his own, incredibly funny everyday objects series called “Stuff That Comes Alive When I Go to Sleep.”
“The first one I did was How Sliced Olives Are Made,” he says, “it just kind of came to me one day when I started to look at things differently after coming across the work of Terry Border. I thought it was just going to be a one-off type thing, but ideas kept coming. After that it seemed like any time I was in a creative slump when it came to photography I had a backlog of ideas for my set.”
What is it about Border’s art that spoke to him? “I give Terry Border’s work the utmost respect for helping me see things from a totally different point of view,” Thomas says. “He puts so much care and attention to detail into his creations it’s impossible not to be impressed.”
Tomatoes In Mourning
Doctor Bananas’ Diagnosis: Patient is a little nuts.
Date Night – “Honestly baby….. this has never happened before…. just give me 20 minutes”
Just another day at the peanut butter factory.
The Preemptive Strike
See more of his artwork on Flickr!
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