CrashBonsai

By: Alex Covert - Published:   Updated: Mar 31 2011 • References: crashbonsai & dvice
Artist John Rooney artistically destroys toy cars to resemble real auto accidents. John sells his CrashBonsai miniature masterpieces for between $75 and $125.

Ironic when you stop to think about the tranquility of bonsai trees in contrast with the anxiety brought about from a car crash. I love it.

Implications - Destructive design is attractive to an audience because it provides an opportunity to indulge in an innate desire to harm and destroy. Though your average consumer is not a murderer, there is still an animalistic sense of blood lust in every human being that is calling for satisfaction. Artists and companies that recognize this can benefit from infusing an element of violence or destruction into products. Stats for Artistic Destruction Trending: Older & Chilly
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Concept: Artistic Destruction
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