Sculptor Turns Popular Animal Photos Into Funny Meme Sculptures
Let these hilarious animal meme sculptures brighten up your day with their irresistible cuteness and humor. Memes have become an integral part of our daily life. And whether you admit it or not, these comical photos have tickled your funny bones one way or another. Along with equally hilarious captions, memes attempt to poke fun at particular phenomenon, social ideas, and cultural symbols. So, most people can easily relate to the jokes that they try to convey. Sometimes, even accidental moments captured on camera can become viral. And when it comes to perfectly-timed photos, cute animals can give humans a run for their money. Perfectly-captured animal photos are then turned into funny memes with fitting captions to make it more humorous. But that’s not the end of it all. These funny memes can become tiny sculptures.
We’ve seen some popular memes receiving a 3D treatment such as these meme-inspired Spongebob toys. As it turns out, not only does Spongebob but even our furry pets are getting the same transformation too. Japanese artist Meetissai has been specializing in transforming viral animal photos into hilarious animal meme sculptures. Yes, a viral meme that you can touch and carry anywhere with you. The brilliant artist collected the most popular animal memes on the internet, and turned them into tiny sculpture.
Meetissai’s entire collection of hilarious animal meme sculptures can be seen on his Twitter account. But we’ve picked out the best and funniest of his creations as you can see below:
Did you know that the term ‘meme’ comes from the Greek word ‘mimema’ which means ‘to imitate’. The term was later used by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his The Selfish Gene (1976) book. In his book, he coined the word ‘meme’ to describe a unit of cultural imitation and transmission. This unit can be in the form of catchphrases, jokes, fashion trends, religious concepts, or anything that can be transmitted. In other words, Dawkins adapted the word ‘meme’ to refer to a unit of cultural transmission or replication to explain human behavior.
Over the years, memes have evolved into a pop culture that mostly focuses on humor and social phenomena. With the advent of the internet, the transmission of memes has escalated ten-fold. Today, internet memes are consistently shared and modified by people themselves. And it seems like there’s no stopping this undying pop culture, not today and definitely not in the future. If there’s anything, memes are going far beyond the image itself. Nowadays, memes are considered as a means of communication and has become a part of our culture.
Japanese artist Meetissai turns viral animal photos into hilarious animal meme sculptures