'Common Human Activity' by Amber Vittoria Reimagines Photos

 - Jan 20, 2012
References: ambervittoria & holyghostzine
The oddities of human behavior are examined and exposed in Boston-based artist Amber Vittoria's 'Common Human Activity' series, which reimagines the subjects of photographs as cartoon creatures.

While regular activities like swimming, playing guitar and making your bed might seem normal and uneventful, Amber Vittoria shows how, when these actions are portrayed by other beings, they look bizarre and nonsensical. Dressing babies in clown costumes and mini tuxedos isn't a new or ridiculous idea, but as Vittoria shows in her artwork, it does look silly when the human is replaced by a cartoon-style character -- similar to how it feels when animals are dressed in "human" clothes.

Amber Vittoria's Common Human Activity reinvents vintage photographs in a way that is both entertaining and thoughtful, combining psychedelic artwork with a clever and bold concept.