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Surreal Landscapes Made With the Human Body

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by
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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.”

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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

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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