Martin Roller Gives Everyday Objects an Alternate Reality

German artist Martin Roller merges different everyday objects together to create an entirely new item.

Shot with a polished, commercial aesthetic, the mash-ups are instantly appealing. But beyond their eye-catching qualities, the compositions speak to the malleable properties of identity. Sure, you're a banana one day, but who says you have to be a fruit all your life? In Roller's imagination, a banana can easily become a shoe. And that's what's so great about art in general -- it has the power to transform and transcend.

Perhaps the most impressive part about Roller's images, however, are the fact that they are not digitally created. In fact, Roller blends each object together by hand, meaning that the objects do exist in real life. Because digital technology is so pervasive and accessible, Roller sought to challenge himself by using real-life sources to make his collages.