Ceci n’est pas une fleur

Van Mensvoort
July 7th 2008

not a flower

Remember the classical dadaist fountain of Marcel Duchamp – who placed an urinal inside an art gallery and proclaimed it was Art? San Fransisco based artist Clark Sorensen takes urinal art into a entirely different direction. The guy made a flourishing practice for himself in the fine art of handcrafted urinal flowers.

No, this is not a flower. This is a fully functioning urinal, disguised as a flower. While all the girls may consider it kitsch, us guys have to admit that the idea of an officegarden where you can take a leak inside a daffodil, has a certain luster, no?

urinoir flower
Cal Poppy

urinoir flower

urinoir flower

easter lilly
Easter lilly


Morning glory
Morning glory

Pink Lady Slipper
Pink Lady Slipper

Pink Orchid
Pink Orchid



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Carlos Rochina
Posted 17/08/2009 – 13:04

It is difficult to use these urinals is like an art object

Morbi Ceramic Industry
Posted 16/01/2009 – 15:54

I never thought that urinals can be of such amazing decor. I must appreciate art and the artisans behind it. I would lisk to share one more beautiful wearable ceramic art link bellow

Timothy Morton
Posted 15/07/2008 – 21:55

I published a book last year that talks a lot about the uncanny as an effect of modern ecological culture. You might be interested (see blog). http://ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com/
I’m now finishing a book called The Ecological Thought, that delves even further into the uncanny.
Thank you for your website—it’s terrific.
Yours sincerely, Timothy Morton

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