Tag Archives: skeletons

“Mortal Coil” – 3D Printed Slinky Skull

It’s a toy! It’s high-tech! It’s prompts meditation on the fleeting nature of mortal existence! It’s “Mortal Coil,” a nifty 3D printed skull designed by Ryan Kittleson and available on Shapeways. So much to love here. “Mortal Coil” is cleverly … 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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Movie – “Hominid” – Humanoid Skeletons in Creepy Crawlers

Double plus good, eh? Classy AND creepy. The character design is great even on its own as it whimiscally re-imagines the inner structures of various creatures as if they all possessed human-like skeletal structures. Then there’s the effective choice to … 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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Dark Gallery – Metal Skeleton Sculpture

A Tokyo art student created this haunting and poetic sculpture of a squatting human skeleton. Better photos of the piece and for that matter a beautifully succinct description of it are at: “Jibetarian”

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The Blackmarket Indian Bone Trade

The guy really did his research, from the bizarrely fascinating process used to create world-class medical skeletons, to the (post)colonial economics of the business to the laws that supposedly limit the trade today Continue reading

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