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Artwork Made of Human Bones

Ex-Chicago-based photographer Francois Robert creates a unique statement about the consequences of “WAR” by producing a series of artworks using real human bones. He spends hours painstakingly arranging the bones into striking shapes each five or six feet wide and photographs them.

Francois Robert explains on his website, “The human skeleton is a powerful visual symbol. It’s come to represent the “remains”, what’s left after life has ended, after the flesh and mind cease to function. In my photographs, I use the human skeleton as the formal visual element, the subject of the image. In this manner, the skeleton is both the protagonist and antagonist (the Buddhist notion about, “the duality of man” seems apt).

“I spend a lot of time on my knees,” he says. “You can imagine how my knees hurt when I decided to create a complete alphabet in order to make words along with the symbols/images”.

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

Art made with human bones

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3 Children’s Portrait Created with Over 5,000 Poppies

3 Children's Portrait Created with Over 5,000 Poppies

The 30 feet wide poppy installation created by artist Ted Harrison highlighting the involvement of children in war. Over 5,000 poppies have been used on the floor of St Paul’s Cathedral to create the amazing portrait of 3 children that cannot be seen clearly from ground level but can be seen easily when viewed from the Whispering Gallery.

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