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Most people wouldn’t exactly see art in an Oreo cookie, a mousetrap, or Preparation H suppositories, but artist Terry Border looks past the mundane to transform these everyday objects into small, humorous sculptures.

Border collects items you might find in drawers and cabinets around the house and twists ordinary hardware store wire into appendages for the less-than-arty objects. He can anthropomorphize anything: Snack foods become handsy teenagers rolling around on mom’s couch, while Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet – as played by a peanut in the shell -- holds a tiny skull carved from an individual nut in his weirdly expressive wire hands. Alas, poor Yorick, I ate his friends!

Good thing Border is probably at the end of his peanut phase. “Peanuts made sense,” he says. “They have shells, skins, insides. They are a little challenging to carve.” Like Border’s other food sculptures, they also decay, so you’ll have to content yourself with photos of all of his punny displays.

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: June 3. Continues through July 29, 2011


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