15th century Flemish portraits recreated in airplane lavs using toilet tissue, seat-covers and paper towels

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37 Responses to “15th century Flemish portraits recreated in airplane lavs using toilet tissue, seat-covers and paper towels”

  1. Rider says:

    Are you guys trolling?

  2. . says:

    That woman is obviously a terr’ist. 

  3. BrotherPower says:

    Well. This is awkward.

  4. Bill says:

    hall of mirrors. 

  5. Hamish Grant says:

    lol do you guys not read your own blog?

  6. noah django says:

    what they said

  7. Which post gets to stay?

  8. o_p_d says:

    So this is why I had to wait so long to use the loo…..

  9. Kevin says:

    Artist??? Really? No sign of it here. Is it just me or is Boing Boing going to the toilet?

  10. Bill Beaty says:

    The new planking:  accused witches pressed under planks.

  11. Brainspore says:

    Don’t forget the regal ermine-tail robe made of tampons.

  12. TooGoodToCheck says:

    I actually thought this was pretty awesome.  Kind of pointless and whimsical.  A wonderful thing.

  13. I am a big fan of Northern Renaissance painting so I thought they were clever and a great way to make a long flight pass more quickly.

  14. Flashman says:

    “Ma’am, you were in the toilet for 45 minutes. There are 14 people in line.”

    “But, I was only spontaneously improvising 15th century Flemish portraiture in the mirror.”

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Aw, c’mon.  She knows what she’s doing.  I’m guessing even the most elaborate bumwipe-and-ass-gasket headdress she rigged took no more than 10 minutes.  The last thing you want to do, when embarking on a project like this, is to incur the wrath of the flight attendants, who can make it difficult for you to get back in there and shoot more pix.

  15. Ruben Ƿater says:

    Should be noted it is probably inspired by the Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens

    http://www.welikeart.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HendrikKerstens2.jpg

  16. As a history buff, I loved this and found it very amusing.

  17. Teller says:

    Brilliant really. When the most that people have done is put the seat wrap around their necks like a life preserver and exit yelling Woman and children first, this is truly sublime.

  18. FAROOQB says:

    how did  the camera disappear?

    • Sparrow says:

      It would appear that she is holding the camera the right way around, rather than taking the traditional Myspace/Facebook in the mirror shot.

  19. dalgoda7 says:

    And here, I thought those things were cowboy hats.

  20. Beth Budwig says:

    Wow, I thought I was special…  http://www.flickr.com/photos/eeblet/5814147324/

  21. efergus3 says:

    Lesson learned: NEVER drop acid before flying commercial.

  22. I never get to sit next to someone cool like this on a flight, it’s always some weirdo 

    • kmoser says:

      Passenger who wraps their head in toilet paper: weirdo. Passenger who wraps their head in toilet paper, photographs themself, and gets said photos posted on BoingBoing: cool artist.

  23. Brood-X says:

    You know some people really deserve to be on a no-fly list even if they aren’t terrorists. 

  24. Perizade says:

    I think she’s hilarious and weird. Awesome, really.

  25. chaopoiesis says:

    32 people (and counting?) haven’t seen the Cindy Sherman retro at MOMA.

  26. EvilTerran says:

    There’s little in this world more emblematic of modern, low-end mass-production than the phrases “the lavatory on a domestic flight” and “tissue paper toilet seat cover”, and yet, using those materials, she’s managed to evoke historic, high-end hand-made artwork. I like the juxtaposition.

  27. And this is how you end up on the no-fly list…

  28. Jakob Drud says:

    A good thing mankind invented paper, WCs and airplanes, discovered germs and the need for toilet covers, made cameras portable and developed the internet for distribution of the results. Otherwise we’d be stuck with some Flemish original that no one knows about anyway…

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