The reality of myth and the seriousness of life make possible the artiface of art and playfulness and play. Conversely the artiface of art and the playfulness of playI arguebring forth the reality of myth and the seriousness of life Vladimir Marchenov. Each body part used to construct these creatures has been digitally reconstructed and engineered to be displayed in the media as what societys idea of idealized beauty is. These pieces are an inquiry into artificial beautymaking and the grotesque possibilities of genetic engineering. These pieces bring to light the gruesomeness of the results of too much human involvement in the natural world through irony and artistic ludic.