21 posts tagged Bones
21 posts tagged Bones
When French graphic designer and illustrator DZO briefly ran out of paper, he decided to experiment with found goat skulls and smooth river stones as canvases and proceeded to cover every inch of them with awesomely imaginative and elaborate illustrations.
Czech artist Monika Horčicová creates awesomely intricate and macabre sculptures of models of human bones that she fabricates using both cast polyester resin and 3D-printing.
The spectacular piece pictured at the top of this post was created in 2012 for Horčicová’s Bachelor thesis. Entitled Wheel of Life, it’s a 3D-printed sculpture made of 58 polyurethane resin legs and feet forming a wheel that depicts a “never-ending series of forward steps.”
Head over to Monika Horčicová ‘s website to check out more of her fantastically freaky skeletal sculptures.
[via Design Taxi]
Reese Moore lives in Volusia, Florida and has never ridden a motorcycle, but that doesn’t stop him from designing and hand-crafting incredible Bone Motorcycles like the Cowasaki seen here. For a mere $55,000 this awesome bonecycle could be yours.
Moore spends about a year collecting all the bones necessary to create one bone motorcycle. The average piece consists of “3-4 cow skulls, 2-3 alligator skulls, goat, wolf, raccoon, turtle, and pig bones. Also it takes 1 cow back for each of the wheels.” The bones are taken from dead animals found on the side of the road or carcasses pointed out to him by farmers and hunters. After all the necessary pieces have been collected, it takes Moore about one week to sand them down and assemble the bike. Exactly how he does it is a closely-guarded secret. He’s has been doing this for over 10 years now. But before that he worked as a snake wrangler.
Visit Uproxx to learn more about Reese Moore and his wonderfully macabre creations.
Artist Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope in Rockbridge, Ohio, spent 2.5 hours with water-based white paint, a brush, and a Vet Tech anatomy book as a reference in order to transform her horse Raven into the awesome Skeleton Horse you see here. If you visit Sandy’s Knot Just Rope shop in Rockbridge, you might get the meet Raven in person.
[via Laughing Squid]
Meet Bones Mello, the AT-AT Dog. Bones is an Italian Greyhound who lives with Katie Mello, an artist working for Portland, OR-based animation studio LAIKA/house. Katie, as you might’ve guessed, is also a huge fan of Star Wars, which is why she designed and constructed such an awesome AT-AT Walker costume for her beloved, and clearly very patient, canine friend for Halloween back in 2011.
[via Super Punch]
This awesome chrome Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton was created by French artist Philippe Pasqua and installed overlooking the river Seine in Paris, France. The life-size sculpture is made from 350 molded bones and measures 21 feet long by 12 feet tall. He’s a wonderful and ferocious sight.
Photos by Anthony Gelot
Have you ever considered the internal anatomy of cartoon characters? Artist Michael Paulus clearly did and then he created an awesome series of illustrations entitled Character Study. After closely examining the designs of beloved cartoon characters, Michael drew these fascinating pieces exposing the characters’ truly unique skeletal systems.
Michael’s artwork is available as prints and panels over at his Etsy shop.
Do you remember the awesome knitted brain we posted about a few weeks ago? We may have just found the rest of the body.
Canadian artist Shanell Papp knitted this life-size reproduction of a dissected human corpse for an awesome and elaborate Lab installation that includes containers and displays for each of the internal organs. It’s the coziest gross anatomy class you’ve ever seen.
Shanell “has long been fascinated by death and the human body. This installation of a human body being dissected was an expression of that interest:
“To make the work, I borrowed a human skeleton from the university and collected anatomical textbooks. I also managed to track down a mortuary gurney for displaying the work–a mortuary gave me a gurney after a renovation…they were looking to get rid of it since “people are were getting too fat for the gurney.” I also worked in an old hospital turned history museum. I also went to open house day at a local funeral…they gave me a decorative pen. During my graduate studies, I was granted open access to the gross anatomy lab, though I was long finished making LAB/skeleton at this point. I was given access to draw, look around…. It is always funny how specimens are collected and cared for.”
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
Reblogged from archiemcphee