cal redback manipulates human + nature into hybrid botanical bodies cal redback manipulates human + nature into hybrid botanical bodies
feb 23, 2015

cal redback manipulates human + nature into hybrid botanical bodies

cal redback manipulates human + nature into hybrid botanical bodies
(above) ‘herbraiser’
all images © cal redback

 

 

 

with sharpened skills in digital photography and retouching, and an interest in the manipulation of the body through photoshop, french artist cal redback has comprised a series of surreal compositions that deform and reform individuals with the natural world.

 

the collection of ‘treebeards’ sees the union of the human face and plant life, with half or parts of the features removed and replaced by the wild growth of greenery. a singular image titled ‘herbraiser’ continues the theme with a disturbingly realistic impression of a female face growing thorns in the same way a bouquet of roses she holds would. overall, the metamorphosis of mortal characteristics into alternate botanical life forms unite two categories of existence into one, redefining the term ‘human nature’ as a seemingly new species of hybrid creatures.

cal redback human nature photo manipulations
‘treebeard #4’

cal redback human nature photo manipulations
‘treebeard #3’

cal redback human nature photo manipulations
‘treebeard #2’

cal redback human nature photo manipulations
‘treebeard’

  • wonderful !!!

    hesam azmi says:
  • creepy but effective

    raymondo says:
  • Gross, but gross.
    I don’t even like when potatoes sprout their little sprouts..

    rdub says:

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