Artist Uses Fish To Create Art And Then Eats Her Models
Parisian contemporary artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard has taken playing with her food to a whole new level by using real fish heads to create doll-like figurines and pose them in miniature scenes that mimic human life.
Anne’s passion for fish began in her early childhood when she used to go fishing for fun. Later on, however, it became the best way for her to express her views on life. “It is the perfect recycling of art. Nothing is left over – and I can live from it,” she says. Once dressed as humans and placed in miniature sets, these ‘actors’ comically mimic our behavior in scenes of everyday life. Some of the pictures touch on things like prison, mass production work, homelessness, consumer society, pollution and global warming.
„They are asexual and give a global message. The factories represent a dehumanization. We are victims of our own evolution or evolution. We are the suffering conformists. In my photography, I do not try to present the good nor the bad. It’s never simply funny, laborious, happy, tender or hard. There is always much tragic, sadness or sorrow in the comedy. That is what touches me. That is what I try to translate,“ says Anne of her work. The pictures certainly are absurd, but their dark and derisive nature also cannot be ignored. Her works tell stories with a moral message and her human caricatures show us an ironic picture of our consumer society.