The Detritus of Our Past – Artwork by Maiko Akiba

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By on May 21, 2013, in Photography
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Japanese artist Maiko Akiba gave us a glimpse of the future with her series “100 Years Later”. The series features artificially aged everyday gadgets, clothing, and objects.  Among the aged objects are: a digital camera, shoes, a coat,  jewelry, boots, an accordion, a vending machine, and a calculator. The aging was artfully done with what Maiko calls “aging paint” which is basically fake rust and artificial moss/lichen. It’s basically a homage to today’s accelerated culture where the hottest gadgets today become obsolete in a matter of months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at her website.

 

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