Tamed by Miha Artnak is Made Out of 20,000 Drawing Pins

 - Jan 22, 2012
References: artnak.net & inspire.2ia.pl
Tamed by Miha Artnak is an art installation that centers around the plant species commonly known as cacti. Although it is clearly a man-made version of a cactus, the Slovenia-based artist took a rather literal approach when creating it. Made out of a shocking 20,000 drawing pins, it is as prickly as the real plant is.

It is through this method of recreation that Tamed by Miha Artnak embraces the process of taming, for which this art installation was named. As is written on Artnak's website, "Taming is the process whereby a population of animals or plants, through a process of selection, becomes accustomed to human provision and control." This cactus may still be viewed as dangerous, but only through human design.