After dropping metal enamel screenprints of hand-drawn vegetable characters and presenting an all-new design of the Tomato Chair at VOLTA 2019, Dutch artist Parra and long-time collaborating partner Case Studyo have returned with a new ‘Upside Down Face Vase.’ For the duo’s latest project, a limited edition collectible is transformed into a household object.
Parra’s new sculptural flower holder depicts his Parra Bird character — a mixture between a human and bird — wearing a star-printed stunt helmet. Situated upside down, the bird’s neck opens up into a functional vase. The hand-painted ceramic sculpture stands nine inches tall and is adorned with the Amsterdam-based artist’s signature color scheme of blue, red and white, highlighting his post-pop art style. Crafted in Portugal, ‘Upside Down Face Vase’ captures the artist’s saturated block coloring and depiction of surreal, hybrid characters.