Tomihiro Kono | Sayaka Maruyama - Fancy Creatures
In folklore and mythology spanning continents, cultures, and eras we find stories of shapeshifting creatures. They reflect humanity’s ancient impulse towards interspecies melding, seen in the earliest pictorial representations of humanoid figures with animal traits. Tomihiro Kono has long been exploring hair as his creative medium, and he is best known for his unconventional artistic wigs. His most recent series, presented in this book, follow these transcendent tendencies – imaginary hybrid beings inspired by various organisms on Earth, from deep sea creatures and furry moss to endangered moths. With photography and illustration design by Sayaka Maruyama.
|366 p, ills colour, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English