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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Jessica Tenbusch’s Bone Metalwork

Jessica Tenbusch makes classy, slightly creepy metalwork that explores death as a creative force. Her Etsy shop was temporarily closed this weekend… likely because she took her one-of-a-kind stock to the DIYpsi Indie Art Fair. Seriously, one of the few … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful Gifts: Poking Dead Things

One unexpected discovery at the Three Corpse Circus— unexpected for a film festival– was the hand-crafted jewelry of the Poking Dead Things shop. While I was surveying the grand lobby of the Michigan Theatre between screenings, the lovely display of … Continue reading

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3DKitBash: Your Source for 3-D Skull Models

You felt like a Mad Scientist, didn’t you, the day you got that 3-D printer, whether it was a MakerBot, a Cube or a home-brewed RepRap… but, admit it, the let-down set in as soon as you tried printing your … Continue reading

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Vehicles as Bone Sculptures

My affection for skeletons, those tiny sculptures we wear inside, is well-known so how could I help but dig these sculptures by Jitish Kallat? Kallat re-envisions the structures that lurk beneath the surfaces of familiar vehicles, positing organic bones. The … Continue reading

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Screamshaw.com — Etched Bone Bling

Bones are great. They keep vertebrates erect, provide a handle when consuming meat but most importantly, perhaps is that bones just look cool. They’re like tiny sculptures hidden away in flesh. Humans have used bones as jewelry probably for as … Continue reading

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Of ossuaries and sex ghosts

How exciting would it be to discover great grandfather was a grave robber? Paul Koudounaris reveals this history and more in an interview in the Hairpin. Koudounaris is an author, photographer and art historian, with an interest in ossuaries, charnel … Continue reading

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“Rot” – Stop Motion Decomposition Short

This little video gem popped up around the web (io9.com, boingboing.net, etc) but I loved it so much I just had to share it here too. Double plus good, eh? It’s the proper length, not too long, not too short. … Continue reading

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A perfect gift

If you love someone, give him a skull… to add to his skull collection. This festive token came from Courage My Love, a great vintage and clothing store in Toronto. A perfect way to say Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

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This Just In: The Bones in Satan’s Grotto are REAL

I suppose we file this one under art imitating life too closely. Or perhaps not bothering to “imitate” at all, just “cut and paste.” A tourist dungeon in London, UK discovered recently that some of the bones displayed proudly in … Continue reading

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Other Haunts: Comparative Skeletons

The only thing you can’t do with these bones is make broth. Continue reading

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