Connecticut-based artist Kevin Van Aelst has a keen eye for spotting the extraordinary in the ordinary. Aelst takes a cracked eggshell and turns it into a light bulb which emits light through the crack. The artist staggers together a series of keys and mountains appear.
Aelst writes on his website, “The images aim to examine the distance between where my mind wanders to and the material objects that inspire those fixations. Equally important to this work are the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’–the mundane and relatable artifacts of our daily lives, and the more mysterious notions of life and existence. This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas.”
To see more clever work by Aelst, look at this earlier post where the artist creates fingerprints from everyday objects like mustard, knitting yarn, and cheetos.