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The Bone Collector – philosophy and ethics

Full Page- Collection #1 - Choose best one - Copy
01 Dec 2016 / in News

This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book with Dr Craig Hilton called ‘Seeds of Life’ which will be published this year on Rim Books. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Why did I start collecting and why bones in particular? It’s always easiest to just put the blame on my parents. My father was a medical specialist and my [...]

Human Bones in Art

aztec-skull
26 May 2015 / in News

I find it strange that not many people are prepared to use real human skulls in art today, although their visual representations appear absolutely everywhere. I recently acquired an old skull which had been sitting in the bottom of a cupboard for years and was in very poor condition. I decided to use it in [...]

Three Life-size Busts

Oves Dei - Bone Sculpure- Bruce Mahalski
02 Nov 2014 / in News

Kiribati Warrior (2014) A life-size portrait bust of a warrior from the Kiribati Islands made using paper and wood as the base, crushed bone on the face and thousands of small bones from rabbits, possums, ferrets, stoats, a cat and numerous small birds covering the rest of the object. The spines on the head are [...]