We’re imagining that at this point in a certain holiday that will not be name-checked in this post, there might be some of you out there who are craving catharsis. For that, we suggest the work of German artist Matin Klimas — especially if you were a fan of those mind-blowing photos of exploding food that we posted a few weeks back. His “temporary sculptures” — photos snapped at the exact moment that a porcelain figurine crashes to the floor — are not a celebration of destruction, as he explained to The Morning News, but rather, a study in transformation.
“The hardest part of my work is to smash so many figurines until I find one that truly is showing me something new,” Klimas says. “I am in that sense a sculptor, but I have only a 5000th of a second to build my sculpture.” Fascinating, right? Click through for a selection of images from his Porcelain Figurines series, and let us know in the comments if they make you want to wreak havoc on some old lady’s curio cabinet.