Sunday, March 02, 2008

multiples again

art material that is...

as i discussed a few posts ago, multiples of ANYTHING = art supplies. little did i know what would wander by my computer a few days after that...

now, i have to say - i work with nurses. those of you who are nurses or who EAT with them know what their conversation can be like during meal times. yum. you'd think it would be the greatest weight loss incentive known to man. (sometimes it comes close!). you would think NOTHING could possibly faze them, right? well that's what i thought. till i showed this to one of them ~ and much to my surprise ~ she was spooked. dare i say ~ finally grossed out.
now ~ before you click the big red x at the top of the page, let me show you what i am talking about. frankly i find it awesome:


yes. these are bones: skulls, etc. ok ..i'll admit, it is just a tiny bit macabre, but after reading the backstory, not so much...
frankly, i think they are visually very appealing..

essentially they are found objects.
essentially this is assemblage. it could even be argued (imho) that it is a wonderful example of outsider art. they were put together by a wood carver who, i would guess, had no experience or indoctrination in using these materials in his day to day work. maybe that argument is a little farfetched, but i still think it's a masterful public art project...
what do you think??

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8 Comments:

Blogger Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I think it's really cool, actually. Has a lot more style than the catacombs here in Paris.

2:00 AM  
Blogger brdhsbldr said...

I don't think I'd want it over my dining room table but there is a beauty and it is not disrespectful.
Nora

11:13 PM  
Blogger my croft said...

ooh, talk about recycling...
but seriously, there is beauty and whimsicality among the eerieness. I remember the sensation I had when I first held a human bone in anatomy class -- unsettled at first (this was a person, then wonder at the extreme lightness of it and its resilient strength.
I keep coming back to look at these. Thanks for posting them.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Marsha said...

Fascinating, amazing and intriguing. This is a wonderful example of art, no matter what media was used. Love it!

12:19 PM  
Blogger cfent said...

that is recycling at it's finest! thanks for your comments.. frankly , i'd love to see this in person one day..

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Mary Horton said...

Anybody who's creeped out by this hasn't seen H.R. Giger's work, including the work he did on the film Aliens.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Pamela R said...

I'm not spooked, I'm fascinated! I love things made with bones. I have some tiny little skeleton earrings that I love. People think it's gross. I on the other hand, am reminded that we are all the same under the skin when I look at bones.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a distance it is like lace. It is all what your culture finds strange, or not. On the travel shows there are places in Switzerland, I think it was where there were many skulls, stacked, and they had flowers painted on them.
Eileen

10:32 PM  

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