The Mona Lisa rendered in peanut butter and jelly ... Medusa drawn with spaghetti and marinara sauce ... portraits constructed from tons of garbage ... The works of artist Vik Muniz display a sense of humor at work that tends to take serious matters lightly and light matters very seriously.
“Humor is something I take very seriously," he says, "because it can be a really powerful strategy to make people think about what they’re looking at.”
The Brazilian-born photographer is considered one of the most innovative artists of the 21st century.The High Museum is currently running a retrospective of Muniz's work, covering over three decades of his career. The exhibit is open through August 21.