Art project reflects on the totally tubular artifacts of yesteryear

The photos above belong to a whimsical, oddly humbling series called Relics, created by photographer Cody Williams. Williams took the idea of bringing an era alive—the 1980s, no less—and bleached it: 

Relics is a project playing off the idea that the white Greek statues that we see now were once bright, colorful and vibrant. I wanted to bring that idea to the most colorful and vibrant decade ever, THE 80’s!

Doesn’t it make you feel slightly nostalgic—or anxious about what this generation’s legacy might be? Maybe even a little depressed? And old? On the other hand, Relics brings a certain gravity to the 80s that parachute pants and a perm never really could. 

Lana Polansky