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Joan Fontcuberta - Mixing Science with Art

2nd September 2015

The conceptual artist Joan Fontcuberta is one of the many inspirations behind our Constellation collection. In particular his recent 'Stranger than Fiction' exhibition at the Science Museum, London, where the artist created six fictional documentaries, mixing fact with fiction and science with art. The realistic yet subversive photography tricks the eye into believing what you see, including fantasy mermaid fossils or fused new specimens of fauna.  

Above: Inspiration moodboard for the Constellation collection

Above: The Constellation Modal Blend Scarf in midnight. 

Photo credit left: Cercophitecus Icarocornu from the Fauna series by Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera 1985.

Photographs such as this monkey with a horned head like a unicorn and owl-like wings, make you question if what you see is real. We were inspired by the fantastical world created by the Spanish artist, mixing animal features to develop imaginative creatures for our Constellation realm, such as marsupials with the tail of a peacock or rabbits with the legs of a sparrow.

 Photo credit left: Joan Fontcuberta, mermaid skeleton. Right: Our Extinct Modal Blend Scarf in Gold.

Explore the fantasy sphere of our Constellation collection here and begin your own mysterious adventure...

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