Technology is growing by leaps and bounds with hi-tech gadgets and services being launched every day. Last week, as we were busy with CES 2016 where hundreds of new products were launched, I was struck with a strange thought that how quickly new technology is changing our lifestyle. Also, how our latest acquired gadgets goes out of fashion in just couple of months. Well, to keep us reminiscent with this fact, Artist Jeff Klarin has created a distinctive collection of sculptures that includes outdated tech gadgets which were loved and used by people in the past.
Named Future Fossils, the collection features objects and tools that we may have used or were historically important in their time. They are given an unusual modification by the artist who makes them look shriveled and tormented as they’ve been just excavated from beneath the Earth’s surface. The pieces are meant to represent the temporal nature of all things. This odd collection includes Walkman, Boombox, tapes, NES, Polaroid camera, DJ turntable and Atari joystick.
The artist creates these incredible sculptures by casting the out of date devices using cement. Each future fossil sculpture is manipulated by the artist in order to impart them an obsolete look. As they are hand-cast by the artist, each piece comes with its unique characteristics and qualities in terms of coloration, shape and distress.
Working under the name Bughouse, artist Jeff Klarin wants art and design to become a daily ritual that people can interact with and enjoy seamlessly. The future fossils collection by Jeff Klarin is available for purchase through his official website.