Anyone who grew up with older siblings, especially older brothers, might already be familiar with the concept behind this series of photographs by Samuel Coendet and Lea Gerber of the design group Atelier Volvox-stuffed animals look weird, completely different, disturbing even, when they're cut open and turned inside out.
I am an older brother, and I will admit to some Barbie decapitations and other doll oriented mishaps, but I never had the heart to cut open my kid sister's beloved plushy pets. To her, these things were like a pet that didn't make noise and needed very little care, and yet somehow she loved them like they were living creatures, at least until middle school.
I think that's what intrigues me about this series, the fact that some people will have a visceral reaction to seeing plushies treated this way, coupled with the fact that it will evoke childhood memories from the same and others, makes this series a study in surreal nostalgia, which is how I felt when I was a kid. How about you?
Link --via Dezeen