3-D Porcelain Wallpaper by Beth Katleman

Beth Katleman, whose art has been described by The New York Times as "doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem," has a new art installation called Folly.

Inspired by the florid designs of 18th century wall coverings, Katleman's fifty sculptures make for an intriguing 3-dimensional porcelain "wallpaper":

Fifty white sculptural tableaus hover just off the turquoise wall, surrounded by an explosion of fruit and flowers.  Each tableau is a miniature landscape with water features, topiaries, architectural follies, figurines and toys from the flea market.  Dark humor infuses the narratives: an elf sits astride a giant smiling snail in the shadow of the Sacre-Coeur Basilica; a parade of bridesmaids ends badly with one attendant drowning in a pond; and a toothless boy cavorts with a kindly reindeer as a duckling
tumbles over a waterfall. 


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