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The Bone Collector – philosophy and ethics

Collection #1
01 Dec 2016 / in News

This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book with Dr Craig Hilton called ‘Seeds of Life’ which will hopefully be published next year. It currently also appears in the December 2016  issue of Phantom Bill Stickers Cafe Reader Magazine. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Why did I start collecting and why bones in particular? It’s always easiest to just [...]

Human Bones in Art

Sacred- Human Skull / Animal Bones and Sponges in Reliquary Box
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 [...]