It’s official. We can all stop being creative because it’s all been done now. That’s because French artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard is creating elaborate dioramas using fresh and expressive fish heads for her characters. Bet you never thought of that idea!
Becker-Echivard’s diorama series is called Les Temps Modernes (Modern Times), and each piece in the series depicts the often absurd realities of modern life, pushed to a farcical level of comedy. In one scene, fish on a production line are making chocolate fish wrapped in foil. One worker has broken the goods in half (in a fit of passionate hunger?), and is now getting busted by the manager. The faces selected for each character are 100% perfect and often reflect the humor of everyday society and politics.
Creation of each piece in the ongoing series can take up to 3 months of planning and work. When the day comes to assemble and photograph the scene, Becker-Echivard heads to the fish market, cuts off the heads of her selections (retaining the bodies for the kitchen) and sets up the bizarre scene. Now, if only the smell of these artworks could come through our computer screens. See more of the wacky series at acbe.eu.