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INTO THE FOLD

These folded artworks aren’t quite dog origami, but they come close.

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INTO THE FOLD

A professional collector of clippings, photographs, and discarded images, Dutch artist Ruth van Beek makes the old new again by cutting and folding pictures into completely  new life forms. In her latest series, The Levitators, van Beek takes past photos of domestic dogs and folds them at just the right spot, obscuring the dogs’ legs and making them appear as flying balls of fluff. “I try  to bring these dogs back to life,  but instead of releasing them,  I restrain them again in a new  shape by changing their form, scale,  and colour,” she explains. You’ll be wrapping your head around these creatures for a while. Out now through RVB Books.


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You can buy The Levitators here.

Featured in Four&Sons, Issue Four.

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In our Spring issue, there’s much to be in high spirits about. We go behind the scenes of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, a movie fuelled by dopamine, alpha dogs, and a vast crew of artisans and animators. We hang with a pack of trippy-looking poodles created by artist Susumu Kamijo. We find five mutts who changed history by injecting their human counterparts with a good dose of serotonin. There is plenty of oxytocin going around, too. We celebrate Sulek’s photography of rescued Spanish galgos, Jo Longshurst’s abstract twist on pet portraiture, and Ho Hai Tran’s love of stripes and spots. We travel to Berlin, Toronto, London, and upstate New York to meet creative types whose bonds with their four-legged mates are as heartfelt as they are intoxicating. We ask five foodies to fess up about dog snacks and guilty pleasures that feed body and soul, and we embrace illustrator Apolline Muet’s bear hugs between humans and animals.
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