Furniture Fit for a Vampire by Carmela Laganse

Furniture Fit for a Vampire by Carmela Laganse

Rachael Grad
Feb 3, 2011

Fascinated by vampire pop culture, Canadian artist Carmela Laganse created a line of furniture perfect for blood-letting. The collection was recently on view at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto in an exhibition titled "Breaking Boundaries."

Carmela Laganse's conceptual artwork revolves around communication, perception and the impact of popular visual culture on our thinking and behavior. The vampire furniture pieces are made out of ceramic, textiles and wood. The names for each work disturbingly relate to food consumption.

Shown in the Images:
Grenadine, which means a red syrup, is shown in Images 1 and 8, perfectly positions the arm veins.
Scrag End, the common name for a cut of lamb and mutton, makes it easy to feed from the neck.
Jamonera, meaning a form of clamp fixed to a wooden stand, specifically designed to hold a leg of jamon serrano (Spanish cured ham) while it is sliced. This piece allows each access to the major arteries in the thigh.
Sweetbreads, meaning the culinary names for the throat, gullet, neck or pancreas of animals.
Sideboard, turns a human into a serving dish.

See more of Carmela Laganse's work on her website.

Images: Carmela Laganse

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