Ropin' + Ridin': Javier Piñón's Cowboys-n-Chandeliers

Let's face it: chandeliers were made to be ridden. They're a bit impractical, and heavy, and difficult to dust, but when someone needs to swoop through a fancy party brandishing a sword or just laughing drunkenly, it's the chandelier's time to shine. The work of Javier Piñón celebrates the rootin' tootinest chandelier riders around...

AnOther Loves featured one of Piñón's Medusas (which I love), but when I started looking through his work, it was the Chandelier series that caught my eye. These pieces are so charmingly boisterous, so perfectly simple, so full of life. The sense of motion and adventure that's been captured through the often-stiff medium of collage is astounding. And it's cowboys, riding chandeliers. These three are my favorite, but there are eight excellent pieces in the series.

(Image: Untitled 2006 Collage by Javier Piñón)