Peter Land Captures a Sense of Tainted Innocence

 - Mar 30, 2012
References: nicolaiwallner & beautifuldecay
These sculptures by Copenhagen-based artist Peter Land portray obscure renditions of childhood-inspired tales. The sculptures embrace a sense of infant innocence that becomes transformed into a somewhat dark and malign context.

These large figurines present viewers with what appears to be the end result or consequence of a childhood cautionary tale. Peter Land's model of a boy's head screaming and submerged in snow conveys a sense of disobedience met with a grim punishment.

Lost and abandoned, these characters are engrained within their own tale: one that has left them trapped, scared and crying for help. Though not exactly what I would consider horror-themed, these sculptures by Peter Land nonetheless capture a sense of tainted innocence and frightened souls.