The Crossing of Species, by Bob De Graaf

Bob De Graaf has created a new order of species by combining animals and objects. Displayed in the style of a scientific catalogue, the work draws parallels between nature and mundane household trinkets, creating a witty effect. “This is a catalogue of different parts of animals and objects that I found in my surroundings. My collection can be used to create a new order of species. By using the natural lifecycle of animals in everyday objects an evolutionary up-cycle can replace linear production systems. By breeding animal-like objects or object-like animals, we can construct a practical class of species.”

You can find a couple of more photographs of The Crossing of Species here. Many thanks to Bob De Graaf for your kind words and permission to post the photographs!

Wings III

1. METAL HOLDER

2. TIT’S WING

3. STANLY KNIFE

4. BOLT CONECTOR

5. TIT’S WING TIP

6. FILE

7. DOVE’S FEATHE

Wings

  1. 1. BIRD OF PARADISE’S FEATHER

2. KNIFE

3. DOVE’S FEATHER

4. RUBBER GOLDFISH

5. WILD DUCK FEATHER

6. BIKE KEY

7. TOOTH BRUSH

8. BLUE JAY’S FEATHER

Claws

1. CLOTHESPIN SPRING

2. BUZZARD CLAW

3. PAINTING HOOK

4. STANLEY N0 5153

5. THIN GILLETTE BLADE B2

6. STANLEY N0 1991

7. HOOK SCREW

8. SMALL CLAMB

9. ELECTRIC WIRE


Eyes

1. GOLDFISH’S EYE

2. +22 | -100 SPECTACLE GLASS

  1. 3. KINGFISHER’S EYE

  2. 4. HAMSTER’S EYE

5. MOUTH MIRROR

6. FITCH’S EYE

7. -22 | -175 SPECTACLE GLASS

8. CAT’S EYE

9. PIKE’S EYE

10. ELK’s EYE

11. MAGNIFYING GLASS

New species

  1. 1. VANESCREW (SYNTHIA) SLOTTA

  2. 2. PIERON (ARTOGEIA) NAPIL

3. IRON SCORPION

4. SCORPION-SCISSORIS

5. METASOMA-KEYARIS

Close-up of the ‘Pieron (Artogeia) Napil’

Close-up of the ‘Vanescrew (Synthia) Slotta’

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Embedded and inspired by nature, Sow ’n Sow believe in purposeful gifting that doesn’t cost the planet.

From a small seed of an idea, Sow ’n Sow was dreamt up by founder Michelle Brady combining her love of gardening and flair for design in 2010.

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