This Surreal Still Life Series Defies Notions of Taste

By: Farida Helmy - Jun 19, 2014
References: melissaeder & featureshoot
If you're looking to electrify your sight senses then take a look at this dizzying surreal still life series. Instead of the stereotypical bowl of fruits or nude woman by the window, artist Melissa Eder goes for a typical still life subject but gives it a hypnotic twist.

The psychedelically surreal still life series was created using items Eder bought only from different 99 cent stores in New York City and New Jersey. The 'Can You Dig It? / A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements' series tries to challenge our aesthetic notions of what is considered tacky and what is considered tasteful by using a mixture of colors and textures -- not to mention a sensory visual overload -- to portray the super simple and chic idea of a floral still life.

The artist uses backdrops she created out of polyester spandex and photographs the image with a low tech camera to create the overwhelming and kaleidoscopic effect.