Monday, February 2, 2015

Creepy face candles grin at you as they melt

Innovation has taken the minds of many as they tie sales with creativity. One of the few is Sculptor, Anna Sternik, from UK who made candles that look uncannily like human faces that you may think twice about lighting the wick. 

This could turn a romantic candle-lit dinner into an ominous gesture fit for Hannibal Lecter. Or better yet, try taking a soothing bubble bath with these ghoulish faces grinning at you as they melt.

The designs include a face with mouth and teeth, showing a happy or disgusted expression, or just a faceless head with ears for approximately N4,000.00

The candle's dimensions are approx. 2.3 inches (6 cm) tall and are made from a soybean vegetable wax called EcoSoya. "I chose soybean wax because it is important for me to create products which are vegan, eco-friendly and safe for my customers," Sternik told Crave.

Sternik's candles were inspired by psychology icon Dr. Sigmund Freud and Dadaism. "Inspiration for my art is rooted in the concept of bodily fragmentation deriving from psychoanalysis," Sternik told Crave. "I find Freud's notion of the "uncanny" (hence the name of my shop) especially influential."
lipstick.jpgThere's an option for the candles with mouths to look like they're wearing lipstick, if you prefer. Uncanny Art Shop

"My creations are in general quite horrific as the substantial body form is being challenged, but bodily fragmentation creates a sublime experience which allows the spectator to cross certain borders of the perception of the human body," Sternik added. "[T]hat is why a melting face can be both creepy and entertaining."

As eerily realistic as the candles may appear, they at least smell nice. The candles are available in scents such as: chamomile, chocolate, frankincense, grapefruit and orange.

Of all the candles that Sternik has made, the one she loved the most doesn't even have a face. "[T]he one with ears is in my opinion the uncanniest -- or at least the most peculiar -- of them all due to the lack of facial features," Sternik told Crave. "It is quite misleading; it seems so calm and fragile, but who knows, maybe it has sharp teeth hidden underneath?"

If the styles of face candles aren't eerie enough for you, Sternik promises more designs are on the way for her Etsy store. "I am currently developing a whole new range of bodily candles which will be ready within the next 2-3 weeks," Sternik told Crave. "There is going to be a lot of variety and I can assure you -- [the] new candles are going to be even creepier."candlehead.jpgThis candle is all ears. Uncanny Art Shop

Source: Cnet


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