Great Job, Internet!: Artist makes huge anamorphic portrait out of thrift store clothes

There are very few artists today who are working in the medium of thrift store clothing. In fact, there might only be one. That would be Richmond, Virginia-based sculptor Noah Scalin. He recently went to a local thrift store and picked up a couple bags of used clothes. Then he took them to the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts, threw it all on the floor, and lo and behold what should turn up by a beautiful anamorphic portrait of James Conway Farley, America’s first important photographer.

According to the artist’s statement included on his website, the impermanence of this carefully organized pile of shirts, shoes, and pants is partially the point:

Rooted in the medieval concept of memento mori, a reflection on mortality meant to spur a greater reverence for life and reevaluation of priorities, Scalin’s work asks us to take notice of everyday moments. …

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