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
Calla

urinoir flower
Daffodil

easter lilly
Easter lilly

jackinpullpit
Jackinpulpit

Morning glory
Morning glory

Pink Lady Slipper
Pink Lady Slipper

Pink Orchid
Pink Orchid

Pitcherplant
Pitcherplant

redhibiscus
Redhibiscus

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4 comments

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
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&seller_id=12951

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

Hello,
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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