Monday, December 10, 2012

Lovely Bones

The use of anatomical bones in modern art has been emerging for the last few years. What was once strange and disturbing is now almost mainstream. I must admit that the concept had to grow on me. But now that it has, I find the combination of the (almost) everlasting bones with the fleeting beauty of fragile elements such as flowers and butterfly wings to be very compelling. The bones that are hidden beneath remain long after the life they carried has passed on. Life is beautiful, strange, mysterious, fleeting, and yes, some things remain long after that life is gone. Here are a few lovely examples of lovely bones! Notice that all of them bring in elements and pull them together. A clock, tree roots, butterfly wings, flowers, the pattern of wood grain, delicate insects... I encourage you to look closely at each one of these and interpret their stories.






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