Surreal Landscapes Made With the Human Body

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Carl Warner is most famously recognized for his “Foodscape” series, where he arranged all sorts of colorful fruit and vegetables to create exotic landscapes. Some of his works included The Onion Taj Mahal, The Mayan Pepper Temple and The Great Wall of Pineapple. As his work got recognized in many magazines and television ads, the artist looked to other types of subject matter he could use in his landscape settings. That’s when he got the idea to use the human body. He positions multiple subjects to create his landscapes, creating another stimulating body of work which he titles “Otherscapes.”

There are such places as the Valley of the Reclining Woman, The Desert of Sleeping Men and The Headless Horizon. He found early inspiration from Salvador Dali and the imaginative worlds the famous artist created. What does Warner see behind his new works? He explains:

[This is] an alternative portrait of a human being whose body becomes a landscape of themselves and plays on the sense of space in which we dwell. The external view of ourselves therefore becomes a more abstract and perhaps more intimate reflection of our inner being when viewed as a landscape or given a sense of place.

Check out more of Carl Warner’s work here.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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