Art comes in many form. Some are straightforward beautiful and some lean towards surreal, and some just look likes they came straight out of a dream. The works by Pennsylvania-based artists, Steven and Billy Dufala (collectively known as Dufala Brothers), belongs to the latter two. Their works may cover a wide range of disciplines, but one thing for sure, they looks like objects or images you will find in world of Alice in Wonderland or Wizard of Oz. The duo’s elongated sculpture of everyday objects are such surrealistic works, featuring everyday items such as sneakers, hand tools and such, in elongated or oversized proportion.
The beauty of Dufala Brothers’ Elongated Sculpture of Everyday Objects is that you knew very well what they are, but because of the exaggerated scale, it adds a little humor with a tint of surrealism. While realistically, nobody has a size 100 foot, you will not be able to take your eyes off the super long Special Air Mission 2800 shoe, or the soiled Long Chuck, which is a crazy length Chuck Taylor kick that’s so long that it folds on top of itself. Wait, why does that dirty shoe reminds of a baguette? Ok, ignore that. I am just plain gross and I won’t make excuse for that.
Similarly, you probably can’t take your eyes off the super lengthen Master lock that comes with a matching super long key, or the hammer with a super oversized handle. They are, like I said, stuff of dreams. Intriguing and at the same time, mind-boggling. You can learn more about the duo and their works over at their website, or at Fleisher Ollman Gallery where they currently reside.