PUTPUT is a Swiss/Danish artist collective who “set out to capture the previously unseen by transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary”. In their work, they’re interested in reconfiguring, reinventing and questioning the purpose and context of objects and situations associated with or part of everyday life. With a focus on causing a visual double take, they “interrogate objects and situations to build a bridge between ideas, meanings, expressions and artifacts”.
This month, they made more delightfully minimal popsicles out of household sponges. Inedible popsicles can be polarizing, with one camp looking down upon them quizzically and the other appreciating the artful popjects.
I think they’re great little icons for spring cleaning. Popsicle popjects are nothing new to Jeremyriad. KAWS made them out of vinyl, a Russian ad agency made them out of pop culture, Johnny Hermann carved them out of wood, Philomena Marano cut them out of paper, and Tomislav Zvonarić rendered them out of Facebook.
PUTPUT’s Inflorescence series, which once again takes household cleaning products and this time plants them in potted flora, can be seen here. Click through for more sponge pops!