You may think you know what these things are, but they have been transformed from something else altogether. These are from an exhibit by artist Brian Jungen called "Strange Comfort". He likes to take everyday objects and transform them so you can still see every part of the origional object, but also see that it is not the same thing any longer, it's now something else. He has made may other things, including totem poles from motorcycle helmets and a whale skeleton from white plastic lawn chairs. I took these pictures from the paper. The first is a tortise shell made from trash dumpsters, and the other two are ritual masks made from Air Jordan running shoes. This man sees not only beauty in common objects, but he sees them totally transformed into other things. Kind of like my friend Sandra over at MADSNAPPER. She looks at icky, ugly things and finds beauty and jewels in them. They become transformed. And one day, so will we, and our artist will be God.
"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." Philippians 3:20