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Bears Kent Rogowski

Bears

Kent Rogowski

Published April 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781576873731
Hardcover
64 pages
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What kind of inhuman, paranoid, and selfish human being would do such a cruel thing to these once soft to the touch creatures? These teddy bears or at least thats what they were, look like nothing I have ever seen. And yet, as all the horror andMoreWhat kind of inhuman, paranoid, and selfish human being would do such a cruel thing to these once soft to the touch creatures? These teddy bears or at least thats what they were, look like nothing I have ever seen. And yet, as all the horror and disbelief fade by, you see the true meaning behind this scheme. These things look more adorable then before. You think to yourself, Wow this bear has gone through a 360-degree life change, literally, and yet he still has a smile on. Now thats what you call a mans best friend.--Matthew Stefanski, 14, Student at Bayonne High School, Bayonne, NJBears, the first book by Kent Rogowski, is a series of portraits of the most unusual sort: ordinary teddy bears that have been turned inside out and restuffed. Each animals appearance is determined by the necessities of the manufacturing process. Simple patterns and devices never meant to be seen are now prominent physical characteristics, giving each one a distinctly quirky personality: their fasteners become eyes, their seams become scars, and their stuffing creeps out in the most unexpected places. Together these images form a topology of strange yet oddly familiar creatures. They are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable, while offering a metaphor for us all to consider. These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all. It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own.