Sako Kojima Blends Cartoon and Macabre Elements

 - Apr 22, 2012
References: sakokojima & beautifuldecay
These sculptures by Sako Kojima are depictions of lab test subjects. The models use exaggerated cartoon elements to draw out notions of abuse, cruelty and genetic engineering.

Rodents are often used as test subjects for a variety of different industries, from medicine to pharmaceuticals to fashion. Sako Kojima illustrates the questionable morals surrounding the use of animal experimentation. Depicting scenes of captivity, disembodiment and torture, these sculptures give rise to the question of "how accurate could these be?"

One sculpture has a mouse looking at a human ear resting on a miniature table, a response to the ability for scientists to grow appendages on mice. Like miniature Frankenstein creations, these models by Sako Kojima are full of life and despair.