Play-Doh Recreations Of Famous Photos Blend Kindergarten Craft With Postmodern Panache

January 7, 2015 4:26 PM

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Play-Doh Recreations Of Famous Photos Blend Kindergarten Craft With Postmodern Panache

When you were a kid, you likely spent many a day turning gobs of multicolored Play-Doh into apples, beasts, monsters and snakes, among myriad other things. Over the years, however, you've sadly given up the stuff, and thus have probably never known the very adult possibilities of playing with the dough today. Well, if you're anything like London-based Eleanor Macnair, those possibilities might look a lot like a Henri Cartier-Bresson photograph.

In her ongoing series "Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh," Macnair does exactly what it sounds like -- she turns famous photographs both historical and contemporary into vibrant tableaux of kid-safe modeling clay. The results take you to a magical land, where your kindergarden class meets your most r...

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